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OLYMPIC PENINSULA NORTH

2016 SPRING/SUMMER EDITION

YOUR GUIDE TO EXPLORING: OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY SEQUIM/DUNGENESS VALLEY PORT ANGELES FORKS/WEST END NORTH/WEST COAST VICTORIA, B.C.

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TERRY R. WARD REGIONAL PUBLISHER

Welcome to Paradise! W

hether you’re a first-time visitor, a returning visitor or a new resident, you’re sure to fall in love with the North Olympic Peninsula. Whatever you imagined it to be, look forward to an experience that exceeds your imagination. You’ll find the Olympic Peninsula, filled with glorious surprises, is home to beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, natural lakes, salmon-bearing rivers, temperate rainforests and the wilderness of the Olympic National Park. This North Olympic Peninsula Guide encourages residents and visitors alike to savor all that is a natural part of our environment and enjoy the multitude of pleasures that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Included in this guide is a wealth of information about the goods, services and activities available on the Peninsula. You’ll find sections representing each of the unique communities and regions: Port Angeles, Sequim and the Dungeness Valley, Port Townsend and Jefferson County, Forks and the West End, the North/West Coast and, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Victoria., B.C. We combine all the adventures of wilderness recreation with the comforts of a premier resort destination. While you’re here, we encourage you to read our three newspapers ­— Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. They contain updated information about community and entertainment events throughout the year. You can also keep in touch 24/7 by logging onto their websites with a smartphone or computer: www.peninsuladailynews.com, www.sequimgazette.com and www.forksforum.com. Welcome to the wonderland of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Terry R. Ward, Regional Publisher

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Contents GETTING HERE/INFORMATION

Find the best route to the North Olympic Peninsula

BRING THE KIDS

14

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

15

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

17

TOP 5 HIKES

24

ELWHA RESTORATION

31

EMERALD TOWNS

34

PENINSULA SPIRITS

39

PORT TOWNSEND

40

SEQUIM

60

PORT ANGELES

98

There’s plenty for the whole family to check out Discover what the beautiful park has to offer you The National Parks Service lauds its centennial Check out a few popular hikes to add to your visit Learn about the largest dam-removal project in history Explore these tiny gems and find art, science and more If you’re looking for a winery, brewery or cidery, the Peninsula has plenty The Victorian-infused port city is teeming with opportunity There’s much to see and do in town and around the Dungeness Spit area Bring the pups on your next big adventure

UPCOMING FESTIVALS

120

LAKE CRESCENT

135

FORKS/WEST END

136

PENINSULA TRIBES

151

NORTH/WEST COAST

155

VICTORIA

165

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

169

Ready for some fun? See what fests are on tap for this summer season This popular spot is great for adventures and photos Fishing, hiking, hunting, rain forests and more lay in wait Learn about the different cultures that make our Peninsula so diverse Treasure hunters delight at what they find along our shores Just across the water, you’ll find even more history and adventure Tune in to what’s coming up on the North Olympic Peninsula 8

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REGIONAL PUBLISHER Terry R. Ward

OLYMPIC PENINSULA NORTH

2016 SPRING/SUMM

ER EDITION

YOUR GUIDE TO EXPL

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G: OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK PORT TOWNSEND /JEFFERSON COUN TY SEQUIM/DUNGEN ESS VALLEY PORT ANGELES FORKS/WEST END NORTH/WEST COAS T VICTORIA, B.C.

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Michael Dashiell Michael Foster Emily Hanson Allison McGee

SPECIAL PROJECT EDITORS Patricia Morrison Coate Brenda Hanrahan Laura Lofgren

GENERAL MANAGER Steve Perry Holly Erickson ent produced by

CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Peninsula Daily News,

Sequim Gazette

and Forks Forum

Sam Nugent

CIRCULATION DIRECTOR

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Getting Here Victoria 2:10h • 25m

Neah Bay

• 15.5m

• 37m

0:30h

• 21m

2:5

5h

Forks

1:1

5h

North Olympic Peninsula

Kalaloch

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101/20 Junction

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5h

3m

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Port Hadlock Chimacum Port Ludlow

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La Push

Lake Crescent

Port Townsend Sequim

0:22h • 13

0:22h

0:42h

• 71m

Coupeville Port Angeles

13m

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Joyce

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Sekiu/ Clallam Bay

Quilcene

Edmonds Ferry

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Bainbridge Ferry

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SeaTac

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Tacoma Aberdeen

Hood Canal Bridge

Peninsula to the Olympic Peninsula along state Highway 104. Note that the bridge opens for marine vessels that are too large or tall to pass underneath its trusses. It is not an uncommon sight to view a submarine surface to pass through the

opened bridge thanks to Hood Canal’s proximity to Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. Vessel openings — which can take about 30 minutes to complete — are not announced in advance. Phone 5-1-1 or vist www.wsdot.com/ traffic/hoodcanal/ for traffic information.

Weather

lows only dropping into the mid-30s as the water acts a bit like a warming blanket. Snow events are just a handful of times a year, and hard freezes are rare and typically short-lived. Overall, Sequim averages only about 18 inches of rain per year. Port Angeles gets about 27 inches of rain per year, but for every mile you drive west from there and away from the rain shadow, you add about 1 inch of additional rain per year. Once you reach Forks about 75 miles to the west, you’re in a town that averages about 100 inches of rain per year.

Planning your trip

Most visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula cross the Hood Canal Bridge, the longest floating bridge over salt water in the world at 7,869 feet (6,521 feet of it floating). The bridge connects the Kitsap

The North Olympic Peninsula is one of the most temperate spots you’ll find in the United States as the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north keep away the heat waves in the summer and the extended freezing periods in winter.   Average high temperatures are around 60˚F in the spring and upper 60s in the summer, with just a handful of 80-degree days in the summer. In the winter, high temperatures typically reach the mid-40s, with overnight

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The key to being comfortable on the Peninsula is preparing for warm sunny days, cool and damp weather, wind and rain and that famous Northwest mist that isn’t really rain but slowly dampens everything around you. Layering is everything; bring sleeveless, T-shirts, sweatshirts/hoodies and raincoats for the summer months. Jeans, shorts, hiking boots and/order tennis shoes and extra socks are a must. Bring sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen for those days when you’re out and about.


Information Visitor Centers and Chambers of Commerce CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU CHAMBER 16795 state Highway 112, Clallam Bay 360-963-2339 www.sekiu.com or www.clallambay.com FORKS CHAMBER 1411 S. Forks Ave., Forks 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757 www.forkswa.com HOH RAIN FOREST VISITOR CENTER Approximately 31 miles south of Forks and east of U.S. Highway 101. Take Highway 101 to Upper Hoh Road. 360-374-6925 HURRICANE RIDGE VISITOR CENTER 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road.

NEAH BAY CHAMBER www.neahbaywa.com OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles 360-565-3130 www.nps.gov/olym OLYMPIC PENINSULA GATEWAY State Highway 19 (Beaver Valley Road), near intersection with state Highway 104 360-437-0120 OLYMPIC PENINSULA VISITOR BUREAU 618 S. Peabody St., Suite F, Port Angeles 360-452-8552 or 800-942-4042 www.olympicpeninsula.org

Transit CLALLAM TRANSIT 360-452-4511 or 800-858-3747 www.clallamtransit.com Public transportation serving Clallam County; operates county’s public specialized paratransit service. JEFFERSON TRANSIT 360-385-4777 or 800-371-0497 www.jeffersontransit.com Serves East Jefferson County; connects with Clallam, Kitsap and Island Transit. OLYMPIC BUS LINES 111 E. Front St., Port Angeles

360-417-0700 or 800-457-4492 www.olympicbuslines.com Operates Dungeness Line; provides two trips daily among Port Angeles, Sequim, Discovery Bay and Kingston, to and from Edmonds, downtown Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; charter service. ROCKET TRANSPORTATION 360-683-8087 or 1-877-697-6258 www.gorocketman.com Door-to-door airport shuttle service to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for Clallam and East Jefferson counties.

Hospitals

Ferries

FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 530 Bogachiel Way, Forks 360-374-6271 www.forkshospital.org JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE 834 Sheridan Ave., Port Townsend 360-385-2200 www.jeffersonhealthcare.org OLYMPIC MEDICAL CENTER 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles 360-417-7000 www.olympicmedical.org

BLACK BALL FERRY/MV COHO 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360-457-4491 www.cohoferry.com Year-round car and passenger walk-on ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles. WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES 800-843-3779 www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries State ferries depart from Port Townsend for Coupeville on Whidbey Island daily or from Seattle areas to Bainbridge Island or Edmonds in order for passengers to visit the North Olympic Peninsula via car.

Taxi Services FORKS Forks Taxi — 360-640-4473 PORT ANGELES Green 8 Taxi — 360-460-0879 PORT TOWNSEND & EAST JEFFERSON COUNTY Peninsula Taxi — 360-385-1872 SEQUIM Sun Taxi — 360-681-4090

Airline RITE BROS. AVIATION 1406 Fairchild Airport Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363 360-452-6226 or 800-430-7483 www.ritebros.com Charter flights, sightseeing, plane rentals, pilot training, plane repairs and inspections.

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PORT ANGELES CHAMBER, VISITOR CENTER 121 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360-452-2363 www.portangeles.org JEFFERSON COUNTY CHAMBER 440 12th St., Port Townsend 360-385-2722 or 888-365-6978 www.jeffcountychamber.org NORTH HOOD CANAL CHAMBER 295142 Highway 101, Quilcene 360-765-4999 www.emeraldtowns.com SEQUIM-DUNGENESS VALLEY CHAMBER 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim 360-683-6197 or 800-737-8462 www.sequimchamber.com

TOP 10

Things you didn’t know about the North Olympic Peninsula 1 The Peninsula is home to the only rainforests in the Continental U.S. 2 There are 200,000 more acres of wilderness in Olympic National Park than acres of land in the entire state of Rhode Island. 3 Over 1,450 types of vascular plants grow on the Peninsula. 4 There are 5 lighthouses located along the shorelines of the Peninsula. 5 The Peninsula is home to 6 federally recgonized Native American tribes. 6 The city of Sequim’s name means “place for going to shoot.” 7 The original street level of Port Angeles was buried underground in 1914 due to flooding and sewage. 8 Several movies have been shot in Port Townsend, including the 1982 drama “An Officer and a Gentleman.” 9 Fossilized remains of a mammoth found near Sequim in the late 1970s were named Washington state’s official fossil in 1998. 10 Oil City, located on the north side of Hoh River near its mouth, was established in 1911. Had it been successful, it would have been the largest deepwater oil port on the West Coast.

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What are you into?

Uncover

Fish

Hike Kayak

Eat Bike Discover


Whatever

your

passion is or wherever it may lay, opportunities abound on the

North Olympic Peninsula!

For the hiker:

For the history buff: Looking for some historical action during your trip? The Peninsula has plenty of it for you to discover. With old forts (p. 52) and lighthouses (p. 68) sprinkled throughout each county, families can enjoy learning of our loaction’s past. Many state parks are home to these historical structures and require specific passes to park and tour them. If you’re looking for some town knowledge, try a historical tour in Port Townsend (p. 44) or in Port Angeles (p. 99). Historians and actors take guests around the blocks while discussing the ins and outs of how each city was formed.

For the fishermen

The West End of the Peninsula (p. 136) is home to many fishing rivers that boast tremendous trout and salmon opportunities. Try your hand at fly-fishing on the Hoh River; take a drift boat down the Sol Duc with a local guide; or meet up for some bank fishing around the Three Rivers area. (The Sol Duc, Bogachiel and Quillayute rivers all feed into each other, and that’s where you can get into some of the best steelhead fishing in the world.) With state laws subject to changing, be sure to check the local fishing guidelines for whichever area you intend to fish. There are also plenty of fishing opportunities on the North/West Coast (p. 155). Fish for halibut off a boat or participate in a salmon derby. The fishing options are endless!

For those looking to hike in Olympic National Park (p. 15) or trek across a coastline (p. 155), look no further than the Peninsula. With endless trails from the mountains When you travel, you gotta eat, and the Peninsula has some fine dining around every to the sea, there’s a hike for everyone. bend in the road. Tease your tastebuds with local seafood and homemade entrees and Whether you’re an experienced backdesserts as you make your way around the towns (p. 117). country hiker, looking to take the kids on a For beer, wine and cider connoisseurs (p. 39), be sure to check out any number of forested walk or want to wander a wellwineries, cideries or breweries. beaten trail, check out the rest of this visitors guide and read any number of the local guidebooks. Just make sure to pack the 10 essentials At low tide along the coast and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, kids and adults alike (p. 25), and pack out what you pack in! get giddy from what they find in our tidepools (p. 163). Explore Freshwater Bay (p. 122) to find shells, hermit crabs, snails, sea urchins, star fish and even the occasional octopus. Along the coast (p. 155), you may find some polished seaglass, old buoys and other The Peninsula is a kayaking fiend’s washed-up treasures. paradise. Just be mindful that many areas do not allow you take home what you find, so bring a Our communities run along the Strait of camera to capture the moment! Juan de Fuca, the Pacific Ocean and several bays and spits, depending on where you’re visiting. It also boasts land-bound lakes like Lake Anyone looking to explore the Peninsula on two wheels has myriad options, and the Crescent (p. 135) and Lake Ozette (p. 160). Olympic Discovery Trail (p. 84) is a good place to start. Looking to take your adventures to the Affectionately called the ODT, bikers and hikers alike are able to travel more than 30 rivers’ rapids? miles from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles to Blyn and points east of Sequim Bay State Park, We have plenty of guided tours to take negotiating public roads for only a few short distances. City streets also have bike lanes for those looking to explore downtown areas. you to the next level of your waterworld Ready for some competition? Take part in any number of road races this summer (p. 84). capabilities.

For the foodie

For the treasure-hunter

For the kayaker:

For the biker

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Bring

the

Port Townsend

Marine Science Center 532 Battery Way, 360-385-5582 Learn about the local sea life.

Kids! Sequim Bay State Park

Chetzemoka Park Along Jackson Street This park offers kids a playground and scenic views for parents.

Sequim

Dungeness Valley Creamery 1915 Towne Road, 360-683-0716 Check out the raw milk creamery. Dungeness River Audubon Center 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, 360-681-4076 Learn about the Peninsula’s birds. Sequim Bay State Park 269035 U.S. Highway 101, 360-683-4235 Bring the little ones at low tide to check out the oysters, hermit crabs and more.

Have fun at the skate park, BMX track, dog park, playground and more.

Take a hike easy for all ages and take photos near the falls.

Port Angeles

Feiro Marine Life Center 315 N. Lincoln St., 360-417-6254 Learn about local sea life.

Olympic National Park Visitor Center 3002 Mount Angeles Road 360-565-3130 Info center with “Discovery Room.”.

Olympic Game Farm 1423 Ward Road, 360-683-4295 Get up close and personal with exotic creatures during a tour.

Salt Creek Recreation Area 3506 Camp Hayden Road, 360-928-3441 Camp out and view tidepools.

Carrie Blake Park 202 N. Blake Ave., 360-683-4139

Marymere Falls U.S. Highway 101 near Lake Crescent

Dream Playground South Race Street, across from Civic Field Play at the skate park or playground.

Forks

Tillicum Park Off U.S. Highway 101 entering Forks Play and picnic near the skate park. Hoh Rain Forest Visitors Center End of Upper Hoh Road, 360-374-6925 Hike, camp and view wildlife while exploring the Hoh River. Ruby Beach Directly off U.S. Highway 101 past Forks Take a coastal hike.

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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK Often called “three parks in one,” where else can you view breathtaking mountain vistas, colorful tide pools and some of the largest remnants of ancient forests remaining in the nation in just one day? Did you know?

The park protects 922,651 acres encompassing three distinctly different ecosystems — rugged

glacier-capped mountains, more than 70 miles of wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth trees and

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Before you start exploring

Stop by the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles, to pick up a map, buy a park pass and talk to a ranger about what there is to see and do during your visit. An Olympic National Park pass is good for up to seven consecutive days at any Olympic National Park entrance. The pass costs $20 for vehicles, $10 for noncommercial motorcycle and $7 for hikers, bicyclists or pedestrians. Children 15 and younger are admitted free of charge. An annual pass costs $40 and is good at any Olympic National Park entrance for one year from the month of purchase. The America the Beautiful pass costs $80 and allows admission to all national parks for one year from the month of purchase. A lifetime America the Beautiful pass is available for seniors (62 and older) for $10. For additional pass information, including other discounted and volunteer pass options, visit www.nps.gov/olym.

Getting around the park

Olympic National Park can be easily visited on foot or by car. More than 600 miles of trails weave throughout the park, from short, easy loop trails to rigorous, primitive hikes along high passes or ocean beaches. For most of the arduous trips inside the park, you’ll need a topographic map, which you can buy at visitor centers and ranger stations. For those who prefer to see some of this nearly 1-million-acre park by car, there are 168 miles of paved and gravel roads that provide access to various points. All park roads are “spur roads” off U.S. Highway 101. Remember: No roads traverse the Olympic wilderness. The rugged wilderness is a fragile environment. To help protect animal and plant life, waterways and each person’s wilderness experience, the National Park Service creates and enforces a variety of regulations. The Olympic National Park Visitor Center on the way to Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles is fully accessible, as is the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center on the West End. Other centers and ranger stations provide varying levels of accessibility and hours of operation. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/olym.

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Counterclockwise from top: A group of visitors enjoy a break up at the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. Point of Arches is set against the wild and rugged Olympic coast. Camp riverside up at the Hoh Campground on the West End. Lake Angeles is worth the leg-burning hike into the park.

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Celebrating 100 years

The National Park Service turns 100 on Aug. 25, and everyone is welcome to take part in the celebration. The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation and historic preservation programs. Fee-free admission to national parks will be offered Aug. 25-28, plus Sept. 24 for National Public Lands Day and Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours and concessions are not included.

Kids can join in the Centennial celebration by discovering the wonder of our country’s majestic national parks in a fun, informative and adventure-filled Centennial Junior Ranger booklet. The guide is filled with color photos, fun facts, cool things to do, conservation tips and more. Download it at www.tinyurl. com/100JuniorRanger. The United States Mint is commemorating the National Park Service’s Centennial by issuing three limited-edition coins. The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service Commemorative Coin Program includes a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar and a half dollar clad coin. Proceeds from coin sales go to the National Park

Foundation to support projects that protect parks for future generations. For more information about the park service’s centennial, visit www.tinyurl.com/ NPScentennial.

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Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. It is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles off Mount Angeles Road, the southern extension of Race Street that intersects with U.S. Highway 101 in Port Angeles. Follow Race Street out of town and follow signs leading to Hurricane Ridge. Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit at the ridge. Stop there for brochures, maps, snacks and tips regarding your visit. It is open daily in the summer and whenever Hurricane Ridge Road is open during the remainder of the year. Hurricane Ridge offers ridgetop traverses and steep trails that descend to subalpine lakes and valleys. Hurricane Hill is a paved trail that climbs to a panoramic view of mountains and saltwater. It has an elevation change of 700 feet. The first quarter-mile of the 1.6-mile (one-way) trail is wheelchair-accessible with assistance. Cirque Rim is an easy paved trail with views of Port Angeles and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The half-mile (one-way) trek has an elevation change of less than 50 feet and is wheelchair-accessible with assistance. Klahhane Ridge is one of the most popular trails at the ridge. The first 2.8 miles of this trail (elevation change of 250 feet) is on a ridge to a junction with the Klahhane Switchback Trail. An additional mile climbs 800 feet on the Switchback Trail to Klahhane Ridge. The trail is 3.8 miles one way.

Trees, moss, falls and more

Old-growth forest and subalpine lakes populate the Sol Duc landscape. The Sol Duc River serves as a key highway for coho salmon, running through the valley and ascending to the lakes and headwaters in the mountains. Chinook and coho salmon ascend the Sol Duc in late summer and spawn in late fall, while cutthroat trout and steelhead run in the fall and winter and spawn into the spring. The Sol Duc is one of the few places where salmon run in every season.

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Hurricane Ridge Road

To get to the Sol Duc area of Olympic National Park, take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles or east from Forks. Turn southeast on Sol Duc Hot Springs Road and follow it 12 miles. Ancient Groves is a self-guided nature trail found off of this road. The loop is less than a mile. Sol Duc Falls, a 1.6-mile roundtrip, is a hike that wanders through the forest to a cascading falls. The trailhead parking lot is off of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road. The longer, 6-mile Lover’s Lane Trail is a

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loop that meanders through old-growth forest and past the falls. The trail links Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort to Sol Duc Falls. It can be reached from the Sol Duc Falls trail or campground trail. After a day of hiking, relax in the Sol Duc Hot Springs at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, where you will find three mineral soaking pools and one freshwater pool. Even if you are not a guest at the resort, you can still pay for day-use access to the springs. The resort (and the hot springs) are open from March to October.

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Wildflowers

A variety of wildflowers decorate the landscape of Olympic National Park in the spring and summer. In the mountains, look for lupine, avalanche and glacier lilies, phlox, delphinium and paintbrush. In the forest, keep an eye out for trillium, foxglove and skunk cabbage. Along the coast, you will find a variety of daisies, paintbrush and other delicate wildflowers. Popular places view wildflowers within the park include along the trails to Hurricane Hill, PJ Lake and Klahhane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and the area around Lake Crescent.

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Into the woods

There are four basic types of forests on the North Olympic Peninsula: Temperate rain forest, lowland, montane and subalpine. Temperate rain forest is found at low elevations along the Pacific Ocean coast and in the western-facing valleys of the Peninsula, where lots of rain, moderate temperatures and summer fogs exist. The lowland forest grows farther inland from the coast and above the rain forest valleys. The lowland forest gives way to the montane forest. As elevation increases, temperatures cool and more moisture falls as snow; growing seasons get shorter and the subalpine zone takes over. The lower portion of the subalpine zone consists of continuous forest, but in the upper part of this zone, the forest thins out. Increasing elevation causes even more severe climatic conditions. Trees become fewer, shorter and more misshapen. When the tree line is reached, beyond which trees do not grow, a profusion of wildflowers often rewards your eyes.

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Top 5 Peninsula Hikes 1. Sol Duc Falls

For an easy hike the little ones can enjoy, take them up past the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort for a gentle day-trip. The easy 5.3-mile loop with a 400-foot elevation gain takes hikers beneath towering trees and mossy ravines to where the Sol Duc River careens over boulders. Getting there: Head up Sol Duc-Hot Springs Road off U.S. Highway 101. Once to the campground, continue past it and make your way to the busy parking lot to start your hike.

2. Tubal Cain Mine

This 7.2-mile round-trip moderate climb leads hikers to an alpine creek and the site of a historic mine, with a possible side trip to the wreckage of a World War II bomber. The elevation gain is 1,050 feet and takes hikers 3-4 hours total. The trail begins with a brief descent past the Silver Creek Shleter to cross Silver Creek and climb around a flower-covered hillock. At 3.1 miles, you’ll hit a junction with the Tull Canyon Trail, which climbs steeply to the left. Stay right as the main trail takes a climbing traverse to the alpine meadow around Tubal Cain Mine. The mine itself is off the trail, uphill to the left, and is closed to exploration. Getting there: From U.S. Highway 101 just south of Sequim Bay State Park, turn left on Louella Road and follow it for .9 miles to Palo Alto Road. Turn left on Palo Alto Road and follow it until it becomes Forest Road 28. Follow, then turn right on Forest Road 2880. Follow signs.

3. Second Beach

A beautiful coastal hike that also is easy is the 4.2-mile round-trip to Second Beach. With an elevation gain of 120 feet, this trail takes hikers through dense forest to a wild Pacific beach decorated by rocky offshore sea stacks. The trail drops at .7 miles, so if you’re feeling lazy or the kids are fussy, you can stop and still enjoy an awesome view before heading back to the car. Getting there: Just north of Forks from U.S. Highway 101, turn west on La Push-Mora Road and follow signs for La Push. The trailhead is 12.7 miles from Highway 101.

4. Mount Walker

This more difficult hike is usually open year-round and leads to a stunning view of Puget Sound, Hood Canal and the eastern front of the Olympic Mountains. The 4- to 6-mile round-trip hike has an elevation gain of 2,800 feet. Plan on sharing the hike up the road with bicyclists and vehicles. The trail climbs relentlessly from the start, so if you’re looking for a strenuous climb with beautiful views, this one’s for you. Getting there: From Quilcene, drive south on U.S. Highway 101 for 5 miles to Mount Walker Road at Walker Pass. Turn north on Mount Walker Road and drive .25 miles to the trail head parking area. The trail begins across the road, 800 feet above sea level.

5. Lake Angeles

One of the premier day hikes on the North Olympic Peninsula, this 7-mile round-trip hike starts off easy enough, but soon becomes a leg burner about half-way through. Head into subalpine forest to get up close and personal with a glacier-sculpted landscape and a crystalclear lake. Take this hike farther to Heather Park and then Klahhane Ridge for an epic trip that is sure to produce many wildlife sightings. Getting there: From U.S. Highway 101 in Port Angeles, head toward the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and make your way on Hurricane Ridge Road. Just before the park’s fee entrance station, turn right and drive past park staff housing to the trailheads. 24 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2016


10 essentials

It is a good idea to pack “The 10 Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes. Although you might never use these items, they could save your life if trouble strikes on the trail. 1. Map and compass. 2. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. 3. Extra clothing 4. Headlamp and/or flashlight. 5. First-aid supplies. 6. Waterproof matches or lighter. 7. Repair kit and tools. 8. Extra food. 9. Extra water. 10. Emergency shelter. Also, leave a detailed hiking plan with someone before you hit the trail.

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Camping in the park

Olympic National Park boasts 16 park-operated campgrounds with a total of 910 sites, but the most popular places often fill up quickly. Rangers suggest getting to your camping destination early, particularly on holiday weekends. It is a first-come, first-served basis at all established campsites except at Kalaloch, which can be booked online at www.recreation.gov. To find out if a campground is full, phone the park at 360-565-3130. All park campsites provide a picnic table and a fire pit. Park campgrounds do not have hook-ups or showers. Concession-operated RV parks are located within the park at the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and at Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent. The majority of the campsites in the park charge $15-$22 per night. The two most popular park campgrounds are Kalaloch and Sol Duc. Kalaloch charges $22 per night, and Sol Duc is $20. Group campgrounds are provided at Sol Duc and Kalaloch. All park campgrounds are handicapped accessible, with the exception of Dosewallips, which is walk-in only. Kalaloch does not have handicapped beach access trails. The Altair and Elwha campgrounds nestled near the Elwha River are closed indefinitely due to storm damage and are not expected to open this summer. A series of severe winter storms in November and December 2015 and January 2016 led to high flows and flooding along the Elwha River. Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to all motor vehicles at the Madison Falls parking lot, just inside the park boundary, as about 90 feet of road was washed out and additional sections were eroded and damaged by flood waters. The road, however, is open to pedestrians, bicycles and horse riders, with a small temporary bridge spanning the washout. For more info, visit www.nps.gov/olym.

Camping elsewhere

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of Natural Resources (p. 93). For longer hikes with overnight camping, try exploring Olympic National Park’s backcountry. Wilderness Camping Permits are required for all overnight trips into the Olympics. The fee for each Wilderness Campground Permit is $5 per person per night for groups up to 12 people. There is no charge for youth 15 years and younger, but they still count toward the group’s size. Be sure to check to see if reservations are needed for your camping location. Visit www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/ wilderness-trip-planner.htm for a Wilderness Trip Planner. Overnight use limits are in effect between May 1 and Sept. 30 for some wilderness areas, including Flapjack Lakes, Sol Duc, the Ozette coast and several

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others to help minimize human impacts and provide a better quality wilderness experience. Reservations for these locations may be made up to 30 days in advance by calling the park’s Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100. At other times of the year and for areas which do not require reservations, wilderness use permits are available at all ranger stations and the Wilderness Information Center, located within the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles. While camping, proper food storage is a must when you camp. Keep all food and scented items in bear-resistant containers. More information is available by visiting Olympic National Park’s website www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wic.htm.


The Olympic Mountains

The Olympic Mountains are not very high — Mount Olympus, the tallest is just under 8,000 feet — but they rise almost from the water’s edge. The mountains intercept moisture-rich air masses that move in from the Pacific Ocean. As this air is forced over the mountains, it cools and releases moisture in the form of rain and snow. At lower elevations, rain nurtures the forests, while at higher elevations snow adds to glacial masses that relentlessly carve the landscape. The mountains wring precipitation out of the air so effectively that areas on the northeast corner experience a rain shadow and get very little rain. For eons, wind and rain washed sediment from the land into the ocean. Powerful forces fractured, folded and overturned rock formations, which help explain the jumbled appearance of the Olympics. Ice Age glacial sheets from the north carved out the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal, isolating the Olympics from nearby land masses. Surrounded on three sides by water and still crowned by alpine glaciers, the Olympics retain the distinctive character that developed from their isolation.

Olympic National Park. This coastline looks much as it did when Native Americans built their first villages thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The coast is where the land meets the sea, vibrating with life and energy — arches and sea stacks; the roar of crashing waves; the calls of gulls, bald eagles, cormorants and black oystercatchers; dramatic sunsets and the vastness of the ocean. At low tide, you can walk toward the surf, stopping at various tide pools along the way. If you squat down and spend some time just looking in a tide pool, you will be amazed at what you see; what first look like rocks are, in fact, small sea animals.

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Glacial ice is one of the foremost scenic and scientific values of Olympic National Park. There are about 266 glaciers crowning the Olympic peaks. The most prominent glaciers are on Mount Olympus, covering about 10 square miles. Beyond the Olympic complex are the glaciers of Mount Carrie, Bailey Range, Mount Christie and Mount Anderson. In the company of these glaciers are perpetual snowbanks that have the superficial appearance of glacial ice. Travel on the Olympic Mountains’ glacial ice is a specialized skill of mountaineering requiring the basic use of climbing rope, ice ax, crampons and good judgment by a climber accompanied by experienced leaders.

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Elwha River Restoration

The Elwha River Restoration is a National Park Service project that began in midSeptember 2011. The project, the largest dam-removal project in history, entailed tearing down the 108-foot Elwha Dam and the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam and restoration of the Elwha River watershed. The removal of both dams was completed in August 2014. The ongoing restoration work has allowed the Elwha River to flow through its native channel for the first time in more than 100 years and will allow salmon to migrate upstream to spawn in the nutrient-rich habitat. In September 2014, the first reported sighting of chinook in the Upper Elwha River above the Glines Canyon Dam site in 102 years was confirmed. Much of the fine sediment that built up in the dams’ reservoirs, the former Lake Aldwell and Lake Mills, was released by the removal process and has changed the shape of the river and caused changes in the habitat at the mouth of the river and in Freshwater Bay. There is a link to a series of webisodes on the National Park Service Elwha River Restoration page that chronicle the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams. The videos begin with the history of the dams Mouth of Elwha River and continue through their deconstruction and restoration of the ecosystem. Visit the National Park Service site at www.nps.gov Elwha Dam site. The parking area is off In 1992, Congress passed the Elwha and search for “Elwha River Restoration.” Lower Dam Road via state Highway 112. River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration o  At the Elwha River Viewpoint, one can Act, which called for full restoration of the Dam removal history observe the changing landscape where the ecosystem and fisheries. During the early 1900s, Port Angeles river flows through the site of the former An environmental impact statement entrepreneur Thomas Aldwell sought to Lake Aldwell reservoir. A turnoff is found concluded that removal of both dams was harness the energy of the Elwha River and off Highway 101 just west of Port Angeles. the only way to achieve restoration. spearheaded construction of the hydroeleco  Due to the closure of Olympic Hot tric Elwha Dam, which was completed in View the ever-changing river Springs Road, the Glines Canyon overlook 1913. o  At the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal is inaccessible to vehicles from Whiskey The growing economy soon led to the Center, located off Lower Elwha Road, walk Bend Road. decision to build a second dam — Glines the 0.7-mile Warrior Path loop to the For the intrepid hiker, Whiskey Bend Road Canyon Dam, completed in 1927. Elwha River estuary. is open to foot traffic. At the top, the Glines The two dams blocked much of the Cross the double-deck Elwha River Road Canyon overlook allows visitors to see the 70-mile Elwha River, which had one of the Bridge to get a bird’s-eye view of the river. Elwha River running free through the most productive salmon runs in the Pacific Take U.S. Highway 101 to Laird Road and canyon and the bed of the former Lake Mills. Northwest. Spawning runs were reduced turn onto Elwha River Road. A 0.3-mile trail built by the Elwha from 400,000 fish before the dams were o  The Elwha Dam Viewpoint features a revegetation crew leads from the parking completed to only 3,000. short trail to an overlook at the former area to the lakebed. SPRING/SUMMER 2016 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 31


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OLYMPIC PENINSULA CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association General Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. “The Fifth Ave.”, 500 W. Hendrickson, Sequim Classes Available, Lapidary Shop. Rock Show, Sept. 10 & 11, 2016 360-681-3994 www.sequimrocks.com

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Clallam County Republican Party Republican Headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln, P.A. 4th Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • 360-417-3035 or Dick Piling 360-460-7652

Puget Sound Anglers - North Olympic Peninsula Chpt. Trinity United methodist Church 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim 3rd Thursday of month @ 6:30 p.m., Free Kids Fishing Derby in May - Carrie Blake Park Sherry Anderson, Secretary 360-681-4768 psanopc.org • webmaster@psanopc.org

Clallam Mosaic 301 Lopez Ave, Port Angeles Mon. & Wed. 10 am - 3 pm Port Angeles 925 N. Sequim Ave, Sequim Tues. & Thurs. 10 am - 3 pm Sequim Priya Jayaden, 360.797.3602 info@clallammosaic.org

Questers - Clallam C’Lectors 1st Thursday 1 PM Monthly Contact Christine Hill 360-582-0989 for meeting place

Daughters of the American Revolution Veteran’s Center, 216 S. Francis, Port Angeles 3rd Wednesdays, Sept. thru May Janis Flanagan, 360.457.1446

Rotary Club - Nor’wester Seasons Café - Olympic Medical Center Friday @ 7 a.m. Mark Nichols, President, 360-417-3634 www.rotarynorwester.org

Fraternal Order of Eagles #483 2843 E. Myrtle St., Port Angeles Aerie - 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:00 p.m. Auxiliary - 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:00 p.m. Jackie Smith - 360-452-3344

Sequim City Band Swisher Hall, 563 N. Rhodefer, Sequim Wednesdays 7 pm - 9 pm Richard Greenway 360.207.4722 www.sequimcityband.org

International Footprint Association Olympic Peninsula, Chapter 74 Dinner meeting 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Sequim Elks Lodge No. 2642, 143 Pt. Williams Gene Mattson 360-681-0533

Sequim Elks Lodge #2642 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim Bill Schroespfer - Exalted Ruler, 360-683-2763 Sequim Prairie Grange 290 Macleay Road, Sequim 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m. - Business Meeting 4th Wednesday with 6:30 Potluck & program Joy Barrett (360) 683-7021

Naval Elks Lodge #353 131 East First Street, Port Angeles 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 360-457-3355 naval@wavecable.com

Sequim Valley Lions Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim 2nd & 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Betty Wilkerson (360) 461-6090

Olympic Driftwood Sculptors 1st Wednesday Every month, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sequim Prairie grange, 290 Macleay Rd., Sequim Driftwood Show July 15-17th at Sequim Middle School Tuttie Peetz, President & Instructor 360-683-6860 info@olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org Olympic Peninsula Equine Network “We provide rescue, rehabilitation & dignity to abandoned, abused or neglected horses” 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm Sequim Library Valerie Jackson, president 360.207.1688 www.olypenequinenet.org Port Angeles Business Association Joshua’s, 113 DelGuzzi Rd., Port Angeles Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. John Brewer, President jcbrewer8@gmail.com Port Angeles Moose Lodge Family Center #996 Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6 p.m. 809 S. Pine St., Port Angeles Club opens daily at 10am President: Doug Richmond - (360) 452-2157

Shipley Center 921 E. Hammond St. Sequim Mon. Thru Fridays 9am - 4pm (360) 683-6806 shipleycenter@olypen.com www.shipleycenter.org Soroptimist Int’l Port Angeles Jet Set Senior Center Corner of 7th & Peabody 7:00 a.m., Every Thursday Marsha Robin 360.452.7925 Soroptimist International of Sequim Sunland Golf and Country Club 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 am more info at www.sisequim.org Jane Manzer 360.477.5744 Sequim Visitor & Information Center Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce 1192 E. Washington Street Sequim, WA 98362 360.683.6197, 800.737.8462 Olympic Peninsula YMCA 302 S. Francis St. Port Angeles www.olympicpeninsulaymca.org 360.452.9244 Open seven days a week

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EMERALD TOWNS Discovering the “emerald towns� of Quilcene and Brinnon is like finding a rare gem. These quiet whistle-stops offer visitors a place to relax and experience life the way it should be lived: peacefully. Did you know?

Well-known for its clams and oysters, this Hood Canal region also offers seasonal crabbing,

shrimping and fishing opportunities. For those who would rather let others do the hunting and gathering, there are many

seafood retailers and restaurants throughout the region. Nearby are pristine scuba diving opportunities.

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Quilcene and Brinnon

Quilcene and Brinnon are nestled among the trees near Olympic National Forest. Some campsites are in the seclusion of quiet forests, while others are adjacent to or within easy walking distance of Hood Canal and the three main rivers that flow out of the Olympic Mountains to Hood Canal — the Dosewallips, Duckabush and Hamma Hamma. There also are a few fishing lakes near Quilcene. Accommodations, from well-appointed cabins to lodges to B&Bs, also are available. There are five public or private boat launch ramps from Quilcene to Triton Cove, south of Brinnon, and three marinas. Consider Homeport Marina and Pleasant Harbor Marina, both located in Brinnon. While exploring the beaches, riverbanks and forest roads or trails, visitors can observe an abundance of wildlife including a variety of bird species, seals and perhaps a glimpse of one of the several bands of majestic elk that roam throughout Brinnon’s Dosewallips and Duckabush valleys.

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Waterfalls, salmon and trails

Three waterfalls, all within surprisingly easy hiking distance, can be seen and enjoyed in the span of a single day. These are Falls View, Rocky Brook and Murhut. A fourth cascade, Dosewallips Falls, is accessible only by foot. On a day of enjoying the waterfalls, don’t forget to take a drive to the top of Mount Walker for incredible views of Seattle and the Puget Sound to the east or magnificent views of the mountains within Olympic National Park to the west. The road to the top of Mount Walker is open seasonally and may be closed due to weather. A year-round option is to park at the base for a 2-mile hike. Learn about salmon at the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery, which is 2 miles south of Quilcene where the river crosses under U.S. Highway 101. Several other hiking and equestrian trails, from easy to challenging, allow the visitor to experience nature and serene vistas. Dosewallips Road is a popular eastern portal to Olympic National Park for hikers and equestrians.

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Stay over and camp out in a tent or a cabin at Dosewallips State Park off U.S. Highway 101 along the saltwater shoreline of the Hood Canal and the freshwater shoreline of the Dosewallips River. This park boasts fishing, clamming, crabbing, an amphitheater and more.

Coyle

Take a side trip over to Coyle, where you can experience an all-ages Concert in the Woods at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road (www. coyleconcerts.com). There are no services like gas stations or markets out on the “Coyle Peninsula,” so come prepared. The visitor information center at the Forest Service Ranger Station, 295142 Highway 101, at the south end of Quilcene, is open daily. Additional details and information are available from the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce at www.emerald towns.com.

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Oysters and shrimp

Quilcene Bay on Hood Canal is known for producing some of the Northwest’s most delicious oysters. To the south in Brinnon, oyster-gathering opportunities also are said to be excellent. Seafood fans know that beneath the pebbles and sand of the shore along day-use Wolfe Property State Park, about a half-mile north of the Hood Canal Bridge, are mussels, steamer clams, geoducks and rock clams. Most beaches will have rules and identification guides clearly posted along with emergency rule changes. For regulations, visit www.wdfw.wa.gov. During Memorial Day weekend (May 28-29), the Brinnon ShrimpFest features live music, local vendors, belt-sander races, delicious food and Hood Canal spot shrimp. It takes place at Yelvik General Store and the Cove RV Park & Country Store, 303075 U.S. Highway 101, Brinnon. For more information, visit www.brinnon shrimpfest.org.


Seal Rock Campground, Quilcene, in Olympic National Forest

Olympic National Forest

The Olympic Peninsula features more than 2,132,300 acres of federal lands to enjoy. Of these, more than 633,600 acres are managed by Olympic National Forest, which blankets the foothills of the Olympic Mountains and surrounds much of Olympic National Park. Most of the forest is within Clallam and Jefferson counties, with parts in Grays Harbor and Mason counties.

Its diverse landscape includes temperate rain forest, mountain ranges, large lowland lakes, cascading rivers and saltwater beaches and tidelands. Olympic National Forest features 19 developed campgrounds, five boating sites, four nature trails and one viewpoint. Visitors should know which agency manages the site or lands they plan to visit because opportunities and regulations differ among agencies.

Cabin rentals, campgrounds, wilderness areas and picnic sites can all be found within the forest. Picnic sites are located at developed recreation sites, including several campgrounds. All campgrounds within the forest are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A recreation pass is needed for visiting Olympic National Forest. Recreation passes do not cover fees for cabin rentals, winter snow-parks or climbing and wilderness permits. Passes also do not cover fees at developed campgrounds. A National Forest Recreation Day Pass costs $5 per day and is honored at all Forest Service entrances or day-use fee sites in Washington and Oregon. An annual Northwest Forest Pass is available for $30; an Interagency Annual Pass is available for $80. Fees are waived at National Forest Service-managed day-use sites on the following days: National Trails Day (June 4), National Get Outdoors Day (June 11), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11). Visit www.fs.usda.gov/olympic for more information about Olympic National Forest and permits and passes.

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Port Hadlock and Tri-Area

Port Hadlock and the Tri-Area of Chimacum, Nordland and Irondale are at the crossroads of the most populated area in Jefferson County, near Port Townsend. This commercial hub is also the gateway to Marrowstone and Indian islands. Located at the northern tip of the island is Fort Flagler State Park. The historical turn-of-the-century Army base features barracks, officers’ quarters and a hospital that were used in World War I and World War II. Favorite features that can be toured include the nine former gun batteries atop the bluff. Port Hadlock and the Tri-Area have a history of building business and community. In the 20th century, agriculture, smelting and lumber were the primary industries. Today, tourism, education, retail, restaurants and services are at the forefront, with agriculture and value-added food services continuing to expand. The area has something for everyone — from shopping and restaurants, accommodations and cultural activities, to a wide range of outdoor options such as crabbing, fishing, kayaking and sailing.

Chimacum

Chimacum is known for its dairy farms spreading across Chimacum Valley. H.J. Carroll Park, off state Highway 19, is a county park that offers a playground, BMX track, disc golf course and other amenities. Some bookworm trivia: A road off state Highway 19 is named Egg and I Road after Betty MacDonald’s 1945 memoir, The Egg and I. The book told about her experiences living on a chicken farm in Chimacum and spawned a film of the same title and the Ma and Pa Kettle films. The farm that was the subject of her tales was located on that road. Stop by the Chimacum Corner Farmstand (9122 Rhody Drive, 360-732-0107, www.chimacumcorner.com), a small rural grocery store that features locally grown or produced food.

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H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum ational community built up around the shores of Ludlow Bay. The natural environment and developed facilities offer hikes on wooded trails and paths, digs for clams and oysters along the beach, drives through scenic countryside, bicycling and jogging. For water lovers, rent kayaks from Port Ludlow Marina on calm days or try power boating, fishing or windsurfing. Explore the gravelly shores at low tide at Shine Tidelands, a state park property next to the Hood Canal Bridge. Don’t forget to stop and eat at one of the quaint restaurants available.

Marrowstone Island

Located southeast of Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island is a narrow piece of land that houses the small community of Nordland along with Fort Flagler State Park. Despite its small stature, the island’s community has plenty to offer visitors. Marrowstone takes its name from Marrowstone Point, the northernmost point on the island. It was given this name in 1792 by British explorer George Vancouver.

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Fort Flagler, located on the north end, was completed in 1907 as a United States Army coast artillery fort. It became a state park in 1955 and features a museum on the history of the fort. Guided tours can be arranged in advance. Those looking to camp or fly some kites can find the perfect spot at Fort Flagler as well as Mystery Bay State Park, a 10-acre marine state park located at 7875 Fort Flagler Road. Here and at the fort, campers can partake in clamming, crabbing, fishing, diving and more. A Discover Pass is required for both parks as well as corresponding licenses for recreational activities. Stop in at the Nordland General Store (7180 Flagler Road), which has been part of the community since the early 1920s. Grab some supplies for a picnic and talk to the locals at this hub. Take the turnoff for Port Townsend off U.S. Highway 101. Turn right onto Anderson Lake Road, left on Rhody Drive and right onto Highway 116. Once there, take in the coastal surroundings and sights before setting up camp or unpacking at a cabin.


Peninsula Spirits The North Olympic Peninsula is home to several award-winning wineries, cideries and breweries. Explore hidden backroads and see spectacular countryside as you visit the different locations and taste distinctive wines, hard ciders and beers.

Wine

Many of the wineries use grapes from Eastern Washington, although some grow their own cool-climate grapes or use berries and fruit from local farms. Often you’ll find the winemakers themselves pouring in the tasting rooms and greeting visitors. A handful of the wineries banded together to form the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association (www.olympic peninsulawineries.org). The website provides a suggested tour map and directions. Starting in Port Angeles, Harbinger Winery is located at 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101. Boasting multiple awards from over the years, Harbinger offers wine-lovers reds, roses, whites and seasonals in a converted ex-logging truck shop. Camaraderie Cellars, located at 334 Benson Road in Port Angeles, is surrounded by the forests of Olympic National Park. Visitors are greeted by sculpture art and gardens that are great for a picnic and boast an outdoor fire pit. The tasting room has several examples of Washington fine wines for aficionados to savor. Heading east on U.S. 101 toward Sequim, stop in at Olympic Cellars for a true wine treat. Surrounded by farmland, the winery is housed in an old barn with a hand-crafted tasting bar just off the highway and at the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. During the summer season, Olympic Cellars offers visitors serious wines, a Summer Concert Series, occasional skydiving parties and other celebrations. In Sequim, Wind Rose Cellars is located at 143 W. Washington St. This awardwinning winery offers wine and food pairings to customers. It also usually has live

music Thursdays through Saturdays. It has a tasting room, functional during the day, and wine bar, which opens for the evening crowd. FairWinds Winery, located at 1984 W. Hastings Ave., Port Townsend, relies on growers in the Yakima Valley to produce small-batch wines. It averages about 1,000 cases a year. In Port Townsend, visit Lullaby Winery, located at 274 Otto St., Suite S. Lullaby produces a very limited quantity of wines from selected vineyards in Walla Walla and other Eastern Washington areas. Marrowstone Vineyards, 423 Meade Road, Nordland, presents red, white and fruit wines within the vineyard with views beautiful enough for a wedding. Satisfy your taste with wine and an art gallery that features work by local artists.

Cider

Make your way over to Port Townsend for a stop at Eaglemount Wine & Cider at 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road for a glass. If you use GPS, don’t rely solely on it when trying to find the winery; use your eyes and look for the sign. The vintners pride themselves on not only their wines, but also their hard ciders and meads. Alpenfire, located at 220 Pocket Lane, has a certified organic orchard. The cidery owners produce several varieties of ciders. While there, ask for a tour of the cidery and all its equipment. For more options, travel to Chimacum’s

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Finnriver Farm & Cidery, located at 142 Barn Swallow Road, for some popular local brews. The Finnriver crew farms and ferments on an 80-acre family farm and orchard. Using organic ingredients, it produces traditional and innovative hard ciders.

Beer

Who doesn’t love a trip to a local taproom where hops are turned into amber ales, IPAs and stouts? Port Townsend Brewing Company opened its doors in 1997 with only two beer offerings. Today, they have more than 10 ales. Located at 330 10th St., Port Townsend, you also can find this popular brewery’s concoctions at grocery stores in town, at the bars and at summertime festivals. Propolis Brewing, with its now-secured retail and production locations at 2457 Jefferson St., brews ales using 100 percent certified organic Pacific Northwest malted barley and wheat. They also include seasonal ingredients such as salmonberry, dandelion, dried plum, citrus and huckleberry. 101 Brewery is located at 294793 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene. Offering housemade microbrew beer, pizza, burgers, local oysters and handmade pie at the family-owned Twana Roadhouse, stop in for a bite and a brew. In Port Angeles, check out Barhop Brewing & Taproom, 124 W. Railroad Ave. They brew small-batch microbrews made from Olympic Mountain water, including rye ales, IPAs, porters and more.

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PORT TOWNSEND Established in 1851, Port Townsend’s character comes from its boom in the 1880s and 1890s as a major seaport, fishing and lumber area. The architecture of the Victorian era peppers the city. Did you know?

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Port Townsend’s heyday as a lateVictorian seaport brought wealth and style to the community as upwardly mobile captains and merchants built fine homes for themselves. A leisurely drive around the “uptown” area overlooking Admiralty Inlet reveals about 30 homes built between 1860 and 1900, restored to their late 19th-century glory in a variety of styles, including classic Victorian and Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Italianate Villa and Italianate Renaissance, Queen Anne and Georgian. Most are private residences and not open to the public. Every March, Port Townsend pays homage to its background with the Victorian Heritage Festival, which includes several tours. For more information, visit www.victorianfestival.org. Several homes have been converted into bed-and-breakfasts, and one, the D.C.H. Rothschild house, built in 1868, is part of the state parks system and managed by the Jefferson County Historical Society. It is furnished in period pieces and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May through September. The house museum is at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor streets. Port Townsend shined in the 1880s and 1890s with the promise of a railroad. So many of the homes reflect the style of the waning Victorian Age with massive construction and elaborate ornamentation. Tasteful plaques and signs give a mini-history lesson with the original owners’ names and dates built. The state’s oldest Methodist church, from 1871, has a museum open to the public, and the Episcopal church, built in 1860, remains a place of worship today. But the most magnificent Port Townsend structure overseeing the entire city is the classical Victorian Jefferson County Courthouse, built in 1892 of red brick with its 124-foot clock tower. The county’s business still is conducted in the building, a National Historic Landmark and one of the two oldest courthouses in the state. Port Townsend was designated a National Historic District in 1976. After 15 years with an active Main Street

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The Wheeler Theater seats approximately 275 patrons. Individual seats are reserved with every ticket purchase. Founded in 1984 by professional musicians, the festival is a summery celebration of classical chamber music performed by some of the best and brightest classical musicians in the country. The 2016 season runs July 16-17 and Aug. 13-Sept. 11. Concerts start at 2 p.m. and include a 20-minute intermission. Concerts typically run several hours. For more information, a complete performance schedule or tickets, phone 360-385-9699, email info@olympicmusic festival.org or visit www.olympicmusic festival.org. Tickets also will be at the gate.

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Exploring Port Townsend

Once within the city limit of Port Townsend, you may have difficulty deciding what to do first. If you’re looking to shop, the downtown area has a plethora of businesses to fit any family members’ wants and needs. From high-class boutiques to sporting goods stores to consignment shops, spice shops to art galleries, the family could spend a whole day just in the downtown. Enjoy the waterfront views and the sounds of the sea gulls as you take in the historical architecture on the main drag. Manresa Castle was completed in 1892 as the home of Charles and Kate Eisenbeis. This then-30-room private residence went through several changes before becoming what it is today — a castle hotel that can accommodate anywhere from a couple to a wedding party. The Waterstreet Hotel is another one that offers old-world charm near the port. If you’re looking for a spot to sit down, relax and munch on a meal, Port Townsend has a wide array of restaurants and pubs that offer a range of culinary delights. From sushi to pizza, everyone’s taste buds can be satisfied. In the mood for something fancier? You’ll have no

problem finding an upscale restaurant or two. If you happen to be in town on a Saturday, swing by the Port Townsend Farmers Market between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an amazing selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, hand-crafted goods and more. More than 70 vendors come each week. There are about 40 farms, four artisan cheese makers and three cideries, plus bakers, espresso and coffee masters, soap and salve sellers and crafters post up for the day to sell their wares. Every week, a local band performs during the market, creating an eclectic, fun atmosphere while you shop. Stop by the chef’s demonstration area for a weekly how-to with some of the best local chefs in the area. The farmers market is located in uptown on Tyler Street, between Lawrence and Clay streets. Since Port Townsend is out on a little peninsula of its own, visitors may want to stay a night or two or seven at local accommodations. Whether you’re into camping or RV-ing, long-term or short-term vacation rentals, bed-and-breakfasts or motels and hotels, families and friends have myriad choices on places to stay.

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Aero Museum

If antique airplane aficionados are anything like their car-worshipping counterparts, they’ll hit every museum within a hundred miles. One not to miss on the North Olympic Peninsula is the Port Townsend Aero Museum at Jefferson County International Airport, 4 miles south of the junction of state Highways 19 and 20. About 30 antique airplanes have been donated to the nonprofit and, after meticulous restoration, are displayed on three levels. At any given time, a half-dozen are being hand-restored by youth apprentices in the building’s shop, mentored by skilled volunteer craftsmen. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and active military, $6 for youth 7-12 and free for kids 6 and younger. For more information, phone 360-3795244 or visit www.ptaeromuseum.com.

Historical Society

The Jefferson Museum of Art & History, located at 540 Water St., is in the magnificently restored 1892 Port Townsend City Hall building.  Housed in the former municipal courtroom, fire hall and jail spaces, the museum’s exhibits illustrate the lively history of communities born in waterfront

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district, with its fine homes and churches. The Downtown tours feature fine Victorian buildings and reveal the waterfront commercial district’s disreputable past. The Downtown tours begin at 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History (museum admission included). The Uptown tours start at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Rothschild House Museum, located on the bluff at the corner of Franklin and Taylor streets (museum admission also included). Tickets are $10. Reservations are not required. For more information, phone 360-3851003 or visit www.jchsmuseum.org. 2014 Award: Excellence in Integrative Medicine

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Originally designed as a military base, Fort Worden has evolved into a premiere destination for overnight guests. More than 70 historic buildings enrich the 432-acre property, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the timeless charm and natural beauty of Fort Worden. Located on the scenic Olympic Peninsula, in the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Fort Worden features beautifully restored accommodations including cozy cottages, historic homes, dormitories, and campsites, with stunning views of the Salish Sea, Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains. Less than two-hours from Seattle, Fort Worden is ideal for conferences, meetings, weddings, family reunions, and retreats. Whether you are planning for a large group or an intimate gathering, our historic and versatile venues are sure to inspire. 651571981

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Marine Science Center

With exhibits on both the scenic pier and shoreline at Fort Worden’s expansive sandy beach, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center rewards residents and visitors alike with dynamic displays of intertidal plants and animals indigenous to the Salish Sea. The center, founded in 1982 as an educational and scientific organization, is devoted to inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea. The interactive natural history museum and hands-on aquarium feature countless animals, plants and exhibits to touch and discover, including colorful touch tanks filled with anemones, sea stars, urchins, hermit crabs and more. They also boast a hydrophone to listen to nearby whales, brand-new interactive exhibits on glaciers and climate change, and one of only six fully articulated orca skeletons in the United States.

Tiny plants and animals, known as plankton, are collected daily off the pier

with the help of visitors, to be viewed under microscopes. Interactive oceanography-on-the-dock activities are free and open to the public. Scheduled guided beach walks to nearby tide pools and live feeding of the animals in the marine exhibits are summer favorites for children and available with admission to the exhibits. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for members. In the summer, the center is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. (except Tuesdays) and in the fall, winter and spring from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. For more information about the center, visit www.ptmsc.org.

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Port Townsend offers a Washington State Department of Transportation ferry from the city to Coupeville. This quiet waterfront farming community — known to many as the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island — still reflects the character of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was being settled. It is home to Fort Casey State Park, beaches and 91 nationally registered historical structures. For more information on Port Townsend ferry departure/arrival times, delays and more, visit www.wsdot.com/ferries.


Larry Scott Memorial Trail

The Larry Scott Memorial Trail is a hard-packed gravel trail that starts in Port Townsend. It is now completed close to the Four Corners intersection with Highway 20 and is approximately 7.3 miles long. Here, you’ll find the Milo Curry trailhead. It is open for nonmotorized modes of transportation and recreational purposes, including walking, bicycling and horseback riding. Access is from the Port Townsend Boat Haven off Haines Place. It is a segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a trail that will ultimately traverse approximately 130 miles across the North Olympic Peninsula. The trail is a great place to see breathtaking views that are not accessible by car.

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For those kayakers — and stand-up paddleboard riders — visiting the east side of the Peninsula, there are several spots to glide through the chilly waters and spot multiple species of birds, plus sea lions, seals, otters and more. Cruise around Port Townsend Bay and drop anchor or row into one of two marinas — Point Hudson (360-385-2828) or Boat Haven (360-385-2355 or 800-2282803) — which are run by the Port of Port Townsend. A good starting point for visitors is Point Wilson in Fort Worden State Park. A Discover Pass is required to park there. Seasonal kayak rentals are available at a few locations in downtown Port Townsend

The North Olympic Peninsula has a multitude of places to potentially see gray humpback and minke whales, especially near the Pacific coast. But in Port Townsend and up near the San Juan Islands, visitors have the same chances of also seeing an orca or two. Those chances can be increased by booking whale watching with any one of the local guided boat tour businesses. Bring your camera, family and friends and prepare to view the Southern Resident orcas, a large extended family comprised of three pods: J, K and L pods. Visit the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, located at 532 Battery Way in Fort Worden State Park, for an opportunity to see a spout or two while you learn about the migratory and family habits of whales that frequent the area. Along Hood Canal, Dosewallips State Park, 306996 U.S. Highway 101, offers a site viewing platform overlooking the canal. If you’re lucky, you just might spot a fin or four cutting through the calm waters. If you head to the West End of the Peninsula, you might catch a gray whale or two out in La Push. There are plenty of whale-watching tour guides on the Peninsula, too. If you want a guaranteed sighting, check out what businesses are in the area.


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To uncover the best places to romp with your dog on the beach, hike to your heart’s content, be lullabied by waves slapping on the shore and fling open your tent flap to the sun sparkling over the mountains, just ask some Olympic Peninsula residents for their favorite parks. More than likely, they’ll direct you to a trio of former forts, now state parks, that are destinations unto themselves. Fort Flagler State Park, Fort Townsend State Park and Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center all are within a short drive from the Hood Canal Bridge and Port Townsend on the eastern side of the North Olympic Peninsula. A Discover Pass is required to visit these sights.

Fort Flagler State Park

Fort Flagler State Park on the tip of Marrowstone Island is a bit out of the way, but definitely worth the scenic drive, as it is surrounded by Puget Sound. The state park has about 785 acres on a high bluff with vistas of Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. It has 12.5 miles of roads, five miles of hiking/biking trails and more than 3.5 miles of generous sandy shoreline. For the intrepid, there’s swimming and waterskiing as well as saltwater fishing in the brisk water or from the shore. Fort Flagler was a working Army fort from 1897-1953 and became a state park in 1955. A number of its Victorian buildings remain and can be toured by phoning the park office at 360-385-3701. The park has 101 standard tent sites, 14 utility spaces, one dump station, four restrooms (one ADA) and eight showers (two ADA). Forty-seven standard tent sites are in the upper camping area. Because this area is on a bluff above the water and is canopied with trees, it is not suitable for large RVs. There are two boat ramps and 256 feet of moorage. To reserve a campsite, phone 888-CAMP OUT or 888-226-7688.

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Fort Flagler Visitors also can explore the military museum with its interactive, interpretative display. It’s open daily from June 1 through Sept. 1 and maintains weekend hours from October through May.

Fort Townsend State Park

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Fort Townsend 1856 on Port Townsend Bay to protect these early settlers from surrounding Native American tribes. Throughout the next century, the fort was on furlough more than it was in service. In 1895, after Port Townsend’s heyday, the barracks burned and the fort, like its namesake, faded into Jefferson County history for decades. Owned by the state since 1953, the site has about 370 heavily wooded acres and 3,960 feet of saltwater shoreline offering views of Admiralty Inlet, Port Townsend Bay and the Cascade Mountains.


There are 6.5 miles of forested hiking trails, including a self-guided nature trail and one highlighting the park’s fort history. The amenities include 40 campsites, a dump station, two restrooms, a shower, 43 picnic tables and three picnic shelters, ball fields and a children’s play area. The nearest boat launch ramps are at Port Townsend, Fort Flagler and Port Hadlock. The park is open year-round for day use; camping is permitted from March 28 through Oct. 15 and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center draws visitors from across the nation in large part due to Centrum, the Washington state arts organization, which presents workshops in the arts and seminars in the sciences on site. But it’s also a day trip and camping destination with its two miles of sandy beaches. Upon entering the park, visitors will be swept back a century by three dozen Victorian houses that were used as barracks in the fort’s early years. The houses, ranging from one-bedroom to six-bedroom units with living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, may be reserved by calling 360-344-4434 or visiting www.parks.wa.gov/fortworden/ accommodations. The park has 12 miles of hiking/biking trails and five miles of trails that are handicapped-compliant. The park also features a baseball/ softball field, kayak, rowboat and bike rentals, tennis courts, two boat ramps and 235 feet of dock/moorage. Camp near the beach at one of 50 full-service sites with views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet and Mount Baker or go up the hill to 30 more private and primitive camping sites. Reservations are highly recommended; phone 360-344-4431. Along the beach-side road are the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the Natural History Museum, a concession stand with restrooms, the Point Wilson Lighthouse and the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum.

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At the movies

For those looking to take in a movie, Port Townsend has a few options for film buffs. The Rose Theatre, located on Taylor Street, presents both well-known and classic films on a rotating basis. The theater opened as a vaudeville house in 1907. It has since experienced multiple transitions in order to get to where it is today. Grab some popcorn and a beer, and sit back and relax for a one-of-a-kind movie experience. The Uptown Theatre, on Lawrence Street, is celebrating 68 years of business this year. The one-screen theater often shows a current movie, and viewers can enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh baked cookies and, of course, popcorn from the Uptown Coffee Bar. Bring the whole family, or take in a date night with all the city has to offer. No matter your taste, Port Townsend is that town that has something for every personality. Catch a double feature at this classic drive-in every Saturday and Sunday

Wheel-In Motor Movie throughout the summer season. The Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In is located south of Port Townsend off state Highway 19. It has operated since 1953 and is one of only four drive-in movie theaters left in the state. The drive-in operates through September,

with screenings Fridays through Sundays. In late May, the drive-in will screen flicks Wednesdays through Sundays. Come hungry and visit the snack bar, which offers items like pizza, hot dogs, nachos, hamburgers and more. The box office opens at 7 p.m., and show time is at dusk.

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You might smell something a bit funny as you travel into Port Townsend. The Port Townsend Paper mill, located at 100 Mill Road, has been in continuous operation for more than 85 years. It produces Kraft pulp, paper, containerboard and specialty products by blending virgin and recycled fibers at our mill headquarters. Port Townsend Paper Corp. is the largest private employer in Jefferson County and the largest recycler on the North Olympic Peninsula, recycling one-third of all the cardboard in Washington. The mill produces 325,000 tons of paper product annually. It has a 33-acre runoff pond where water from the mill is purified and then channeled into Port Townsend Bay at a rate of 12 million gallons daily. For questions and comments, phone 360-379-4224. For more information on the paper mill, visit www.ptpc.com.

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Maritime Center

Port Townsend celebrates its maritime past and future with the Northwest Maritime Center, located at the town’s northeast end at 431 Water St. The Northwest Maritime Center is a nonprofit organization backed by an impressive cross-section of citizens, nonprofit groups and government agencies. The complex, located in the core of Port Townsend’s National Landmark Historic District, includes the: o  Maritime Heritage and Resources Building — 15,840 square feet — with a boat livery, chandlery, information desk, exhibition space, resource library, meeting rooms and offices. o  Maritime Education Building — 9,520 square feet — with a craft demonstration area, wood shop, Learning Lab, classrooms and pilothouse tower. o  Outdoors public commons area — more than 40,000 square feet — with a beach boardwalk, small-boat staging platform and handicapped-accessible hand-launch boat ramp. o  Deepwater pier — 289-feet-long — with floats and mooring buoys. Programs at the Maritime Education Building highlight maritime artisans and craft demonstrations featuring sail making, leather and rope work and hand-tooled, small-craft boat building and maintenance.

Wooden Boat Foundation

Founded in 1978, the Wooden Boat Foundation operates a hands-on learning laboratory for students with a wide array of courses and activities related to nautical science and maritime history. A mezzanine running the full length of the building provides a great vantage point to observe the Learning Lab activities. A hoist system anchored there raises small boats and materials to second-floor classrooms. The foundation offers educational courses to both adults and youth. The public commons area is a popular site for concerts and craft shows. A boardwalk links a city park, the center’s dock and the Point Hudson jetty. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; open Saturdays beginning

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Recreational Marijuana Here’s a quick rundown of where legal marijuana is available on the North Olympic Peninsula and how to go about procuring it. In Clallam County: o  Mister Buds, 536 Marine Drive, Port Angeles o  Sparket R&R, 1403 E. First St., Suite B, Port Angeles o  The Hidden Bush, 3230 E. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles o  Muffy’s Smokin’ Greens, 3134 E. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles o  Karma Cannabis, 131 River Road, Sequim

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o  Nature’s Gifts, 7752 W. Washington St., Suite C, Sequim In Jefferson County: o  Sea Change Cannabis, 282332 U.S. Highway 101, Discovery Bay o  Herbal Access Retail, 661 Ness’ Corner Road, Port Hadlock o  Reefer Den, 2123 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend Where can I smoke? On private property out of view of the general public. How much can I possess? For those 21 and older, 1 ounce of usable marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, 16 ounces of solid marijuana-infused product or 72 ounces of liquid marijuana-

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Trinity United Methodist Church

Built in 1871 609 Taylor Street Port Townsend (360) 385-0484 email: trinityumc@olympus.net Rev. Tony Brown

PORT TOWNSEND EPISCOPAL

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church An open and inclusive faith community

1020 Jefferson Street (Corners of Jefferson & Tyler & Franklin) P.O. Box 753 Port Townsend • (360) 385-0770 Rev. Dianne P. Andrews, Rector

SUNDAY 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Enrichment Time for all ages 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:30 a.m. Godly Play & Childcare 5 p.m. Evening Song 1st Sunday of the month WEDNESDAY 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer THURSDAY 8:30 p.m. Compline www.stpaulspt.org

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ Scientist Port Townsend 275 Umatilla, near Discovery and San Juan Port Townsend • (360) 379-1139 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Sunday School WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Testimony Meeting READING ROOM IN SUNDAY SCHOOL Mon & Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sun After Sunday Service christiansciencechurchporttownsend.com

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SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship Come hear our two pipe organs. We are a friendly, welcoming, caring congregation. Child care available and handicap accessible.

LUTHERAN Grace Lutheran Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1120 Walker Street • (360) 385-1595 SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Lessons of the week Bible study FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Bible and Breakfast for Men at Seaport Landing 1201 Hancock Street, Port Townsend For current schedules, special activities and information, please call: 385-1595

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BAPTIST San Juan Baptist

Visit us on the World Wide Web: www.gracelutheran.us

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2333 San Juan Avenue Port Townsend (360) 379-0609 Minister Rev. Bruce Bode www.quuf.org quuf@olympus.net

REGULAR SERVICES September through mid-June 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. each Sunday. Religious Education for children at 9:15 a.m. Childcare available at both services. A Welcoming Congregation A Green Sanctuary Rental Space Available

“The Church on Discovery”

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1704 Discovery Road, PT b/n Sheridan & McPherson (360) 385-2545 www.sanjuanbaptist.com Dr. Conrad B. Dodd, Pastor Proclaiming the Gospel in Port Townsend for over 46 years SUNDAY SERVICES 9 a.m. Sunday School/ Bible Study* for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service* and Kingdom Kids

UNITY Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center

*Nursery provided WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting DURING THE WEEK/MONTH Home Bible studies, Kids Club, Cub Scouts, Youth Activities, Ladies’ Crafts n’ Laughs, Men’s Breakfast, Guys Basketball Scrimmage. Call the church office for times & locations, and for special events.

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend

1111 Franklin Street • (360) 385-2525 Spirit, Compassion, Justice SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship & Youth Education www.fpcpt.org

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ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Mary Star of the Sea 1335 Blaine Street Port Townsend (360) 385-3700

MASS SCHEDULE SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. sabado misa en espa–ol 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. WEEKDAYS Mon., Thurs., Fri. 12:05 p.m. Wed. 6:30 p.m. COMMUNION SERVICES 12:05 Tuesday stmaryss@qwestoffice.net www.stmaryss.com

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Spirituality with Open Hearts ...Open Minds Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith 3918 San Juan Ave. Port Townsend (Near Blue Heron School) Mailing Address: PO Box 1853 Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-6519

SUNDAYS 11 a.m. Inspirational Service & Children/Youth/Team Circles Check our website for classes, special events and meditation groups. Authentic Transformative Spiritual Community info@unitypt.org Visit our website at: www.unitypt.org


Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay is an ideal place to take a rest from the road, stay overnight or just get away from the faster pace of living. It is located at U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 20. The Port of Port Townsend owns a public recreational boat launch off Gardiner Beach Road that provides access to the bay. While kayakers sometimes paddle along the shoreline, the bay is typically quiet. British explorer Capt. George Vancouver found Discovery Bay in 1792 and named the body of water after his flagship, HMS Discovery. After a sawmill was built in 1853, boats carried wood in and out of the bay. The old mill is no longer standing. In 2008, the North Olympic Salmon Coalition created and restored salt marsh habitat, known as the Salmon Creek Estuary.

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Connecting Christ and Community

PORT TOWNSEND EVANGELICAL Evangelical Bible Church 2135 San Juan Ave. Port Townsend (360) 385-2076

9534 Oak Bay Road Port Ludlow, WA 98365 (360) 437-0145 Dennis LaMance, Pastor

SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Adult Bible Class 10:30 a.m. Service of Worship 10:30 a.m. Sonlight Club (Toddlers & Preschoolers)

Quilcene First Presbyterian Church

(PCUSA) “A Little Church With A Big Heart” Corner of Columbia and Hwy 101, Quilcene (360) 765-3930 Rev. Dennis Hughes, Ph.D. SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 11 a.m. Summer Worship Service

email: plcc@olympus.net portludlowcommunitychurch.org

Vacation Bible School July 14-16, 2014 9 a.m. to noon

Irondale Church A Place Of Promise To Grow And Belong

681 Irondale Rd., (360) 385-1720 Port Hadlock irondalechurch@gmail.com Pastor David Hodgin SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Study TUESDAY 4-6:30 p.m. Community Soup free meal - everyone welcome

Family Friendly. Bible Believing. Pastor James Lyman (360) 385-4544 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Children’s Church MONDAY 10 a.m. Women’s Craft & Chat 3RD FRIDAY OF EASH MONTH 7 p.m. Free Movie Night Come early for the cartoons emc.pt2135@gmail.com

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SPEND A SUNNY DAY IN

SEQUIM In the rain shadow of the 8,000-foot Olympic Mountains, this city in the Dungeness Valley is one of the driest locales in Western Washington, which means summertime sun abounds. Did you know?

the area from across the Approximately two hours from country. Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, Sequim, also known as the Pronounced “Skwim,” downthe Sequim-Dungeness Valley is “Lavender Capital of North town is a destination for home to some 27,000 resiAmerica,” draws thousands to dents, many of who retired to tourists and locals to eat, shop, its Lavender Weekend in July. 60 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2016

catch a little culture and enjoy conversation over cups of coffee or glasses of wine. Come for the sun and stay for the friendliness of the locals.


A sunny town

Approximately two hours from Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley gladly has adopted the moniker of “Sunny Sequim,” as it is blessed by an average of 300 days of sunshine. In the rain shadow of the 8,000-foot Olympic Mountains, Sequim receives an average of 16 inches annually. The city is home to the longest running festival in the state of Washington. The Sequim Irrigation Festival will celebrate 121 years in May and was named “The Best Small Town Celebration” in Evening Magazine’s 2015 Best of the Northwest competition. Live music performances take place every Tuesday evening beginning June 28 through Aug. 30 as part of Music in the Park. Performances are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at James Center for the Performing Arts, Reuse Demonstration Site, 563 N. Rhodefer Road. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy the evening.

Explore downtown

Downtown Sequim is a destination for those who enjoy eating, shopping, exploring and relaxing. The downtown is a walkable community of locally owned and operated specialty shops anchored by Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. Within its six-square-block area, there are nearly 60 small businesses which are conveniently located, offer plenty of variety and take pride in personalized customer service. Just park your car on any of the non-metered streets and stroll to one of downtown’s dozen or so restaurants for home-style cooking to gourmet fare. Once fortified, meander through downtown’s distinctive shops featuring surprising goods such as lavender products, scrapbooking supplies, scented candles, hand-crafted chocolates, spices and teas, an artisan bakery and vintage and exotic clothing and linens. Take a break at one of half a dozen coffeehouses/bistros downtown or sample Washington and/or international wines at several wine sellers. Several stores carry Northwest arts and

Clockwise from top: Music in the Park attendees wait for a performance to begin. Check out the Sequim Farmers Market for fresh produce.

crafts and there’s an art gallery featuring local artists. Downtown businesses and artists joined forces several years ago to make art available to all with the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk. From 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., join the artists’ reception, which offers snacks and wine at the art co-operative, Blue Whole Gallery, at 129 W. Washington St. The walk includes more than a dozen venues highlighting more area artists. Maps are available at participating businesses. It’s a great time to mingle, nosh and appreciate all the art downtown Sequim has to offer.

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Another downtown draw is the Sequim Farmers Market, every Saturday from May through October. This pet-friendly market at Centennial Plaza is abuzz with vendors selling locally caught fish and homegrown meats, fruits, vegetables, honey and crafts as musicians play lively tunes. Sequim has a strong community theater in Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. “Scapino!” is the summer production, running July 8-24. For performance and ticket information, visit www.olympictheatrearts.org or phone the box office at 360-683-7326 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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Lavender history

The founders of the Sequim lavender industry began with a vision of rolling purple fields to replace fallow dairy pasture, restoring the agricultural base of the fertile Sequim prairie. Cultivation of lavender in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley has grown into a strong, environmentally sound, agri-business. Over 110,000 lavender plants are grown each year in the area. With myriad uses beyond sheer fragrance — cosmetic, culinary, medicinal, craft, decorative — the magical herb has fostered dozens of small, creative ventures across the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Area lavender growers have a worldwide online presence and visitors from all over the world attend Sequim Lavender Weekend. The Sequim Lavender Festival, part of Sequim Lavender Weekend, has expanded the lavender industry in the SequimDungeness Valley and increased agri-tourism, cultural tourism and culinary tourism on the North Olympic Peninsula. The three-day weekend, this year from July 15-17, buzzes with farm tours, a street fair with lavender products of all kinds, arts and crafts fair, children’s activities and live music. Separate events include a quilt show, art exhibit, driftwood sculptors show and farmers market. Eight lavender farms began planting between 1995 and 1998, and since then, more than 25 farms and lavender-related businesses have been established.

Lavender Weekend

Become part of the Sequim community by sharing its lavender heritage during Sequim Lavender Weekend. Take home a little piece of the Sequim prairie’s purple product, knowing that with each blossom harvested, area lavender farmers will build a sustainable agri-business while fostering the community. Although lavender buds peak in July and August, farmers invite visitors to their farms lingering through September and some that have on-site gift shops are open year-round. A world-class street fair, more than a

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dozen lavender farms and a host of community events make the Sequim Lavender Weekend one of the biggest lavender celebrations in the country. Sequim is bursting with activity during this celebration. Come for the tours of more than a dozen lavender farms, plus one nursery, and learn how Sequim parlayed an agricultural idea into blooming businesses that add value to the raw product. Chat with lavender farm owners to learn how they got started and how they make and market their products. Venture out into the fields yourself for a U-pick session. Drop by informal demonstration sessions at many farms where you’ll learn tips and techniques on everything from growing your own lavender to brewing lavender tea. Often, individual farms have their own mini-celebrations with music, food, distillation demonstrations and vendors. Farms open to the public include: o  B&B Family Farm, 5883 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim o  Blackberry Forest, 136 Forrest Road, Sequim o  Earth Muffin Lavender, 2333 Woodcock Road, Sequim o  Fat Cat Garden & Gifts, 21 Fat Cat Lane, Sequim o  Graysmarsh Berry Farm, 6187 Woodcock Road, Sequim o  Jardin du Soleil Lavender, 3932

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Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim o  Kitty B’s Lavender Farm, 82 Cameron Acres Lane, Sequim o  Lost Mountain Lavender, 1541 Taylor Cutoff Road, Sequim o  Martha Lane Lavender, 371 Martha Lane, Sequim o  Nelson’s Duck Pond & Lavender Farm, 73 Humble Hill Road, Sequim o  Olympic Lavender Farm, 1532 Marine Drive, Sequim o  Peninsula Nurseries, 1060 SequimDungeness Way, Sequim o  Purple Haze Lavender Farm, 180 Bell Bottom Road, Sequim  o  Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm, 274154 Highway 101, Sequim   o  The Lavender Connection, 1141 Cays Road, Sequim o  Victor’s Lavender, 3743 Old Olympic Highway, Port Angeles o  Washington Lavender Farm, 939 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles Note that some farms charge an admission fee and others have free admission. See www.sequimlavenderweek end.com for admission information and tour hours. Pick up a driving map at any farm or the street fair. If you’re not able to visit during Sequim Lavender Weekend, note that many farms are open all summer and into early fall.


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Lavender Festival Street Fair

Presented by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association, come wander the several blocks of the bustling street fair along Fir Street between Sequim and Third avenues to see and purchase lavender products of every kind — from hydrating oils, lotions and soaps, relaxing eye pillows, culinary ingredients and pet apparel to lavender bouquets and lavender buds. There also will be arts and crafts, including photography, pottery, metalwork, leatherwork, carvings, jewelry and precious minerals and rocks. The adjacent food court offers a wide range, from Oriental to Northwest cuisine. Many of the food vendors incorporate lavender into their menus. There will be shuttle buses available to the street fair and downtown. Park at either QFC at the east end or JCPenney at the west end to catch this free shuttle around town. The free street fair opens at 9 a.m. during the festival. Attractions this year include “Festival Fun for Kids,” local Boys & Girls Club-sponsored activities for tykes, toddlers and children 12 years and under, marimba band entertainment and lavender-flavored margaritas, martinis and wine served at its beer and wine garden. Please drink responsibly. Lavenderstock is all three days with live music from Northwest bands and ensembles with seating and tables adjacent to the street fair. There will be a free street dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Food and spirits will be available during this event. Community events include the Sunbonnet Quilt Show, Art Jam 2016, Jazz in the Alley, the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Show and the Sequim Farmers Market. Due to heavier than normal traffic in Sequim during Sequim Lavender Weekend, it is recommended that you use the Washington Street exit on the east side of the city and the River Road exit on the west side of the city to enter Sequim. This will help to control the level of traffic at the city’s main intersection downtown.

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Leashed pets are allowed at the street fair and on several farms. Please check the individual farms for information. If you are unsure, event organizers ask that attendees leave their pets at home because of the throngs of people and because summer temperatures in vehicles are dangerous. 

Sequim Museum & Arts

Sequim Museum & Arts is dedicated to presenting the history and culture of the families that settled the Sequim Prairie, Dungeness and areas of eastern Clallam County. The exhibit center at 175 W. Cedar St. is home to the Manis mastodon bones that are the oldest in North America. Carbon testing and DNA testing have earned Emanual Manis and his discovery a place in Smithsonian Institute and multiple scientific magazines for decades. On permanent exhibit is a rowing shell built by George Popcock, the man who build the boat that the University of Washington crew won the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics against Hitler’s team in Germany. Follow local athlete Joe Rantz’s road to the Olympics shown on the poster wall. Regional displays, including farming,

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marine and air travel, Native American baskets and taxidermy, are complemented by local art displays that change every two months. The museum bookstore carries an impressive collection of local history books, postcards and gifts. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and First Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For extended hours on special occasions, phone 360-683-8110 or visit www. SequimMuseum.com. The Dungeness Schoolhouse at 2781 Towne Road hosts weddings, musicals, classes, family reunions and tours that keep the 125-year-old National Historic site busy. Phone 360-681-2257 and leave a message, or visit www.sequimmuseum.com/ dungeness-schoolhouse.html download a rental agreement. Visit the Veteran’s Memorial at 544 N. Sequim Ave., also the site of the new exhibit center. This museum building houses the administration building, research library, artifact collection and has a classroom for students to see and learn about the mastodon tusks. Veterans ceremonies are held throughout the year.


For Families

Rest, snack and take a volunteer-guided tour of the lighthouse before beginning the walk back. The best walking is at low tide. It’s wise to pack water, snacks and jackets and allow half a day for this 11-mile round-trip hike. o The Olympic Discovery Trail features hiking, jogging and bicycling through scenic areas. Bicycles available for rental at All Around Bikes, near the trail at 150 W. Sequim Bay Road, 360-681-3868; and Ben’s Bikes, 1251 W. Washington St., 360-683-2666. o  A great family day-trip is a kayak tour of the Dungeness Spit, with a stop at the Dungeness lighthouse. Tours and rentals can be booked through Dungeness Kayaking, 360-681-4190, or Adventures Through Kayaking, 360-4173015.

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Farmers Market

From the beginning of May until the cold weather runs them off, about 75 local produce growers and vendors selling juried arts and crafts flock to the Sequim Farmers Market held at Centennial Plaza in downtown Sequim from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. It’s a great place to find freshly harvested fruits, vegetables, fish and meats and even natural honey. Take home some of Sequim’s homemade baked goods, barbecue sauce, salsa and guacamole, as well as other herbs and spices. Save your groceries for later and chow down at the market with barbecue, freshly roasted coffee, pizza, caramel corn and caramel apples. Handmade Belgian chocolate truffles make a perfect end to a meal. Local artisans display hand-crafted items such as soaps and lotions made with Sequim’s famous lavender; fiber arts including funky hats; unique jewelry crafted from sea glass found nearby; colorful pottery and paintings; intricate wood carvings and sparkling gems and minerals. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., enjoy entertainment by local musicians. Polite pets are welcome to browse the market with their people.

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Noted as one of the best places in the country to retire, Sequim also provides much for visitors with children: playgrounds, a skate park, animals, old bones, music and enough activities to settle even the most tireless in bed peacefully come nightfall. o The Olympic Game Farm offers a chance to meet animals up close on drive-through or walking tours, 1423 Ward Road; 360-683-4295 or 800-7784205; www.olygamefarm.com. Open nearly every day; fee for tours. o  Carrie Blake Park (on Blake Avenue near the QFC shopping center) has woodsy groves, trails, an off-leash dog park, duck ponds, playground equipment, a skate park, ball fields and soccer fields offer space for a game. Just north of Carrie Blake Park, the Water Reuse Demonstration Park has walking and biking trails, exercise stations and a pond for radio-controlled boats where children under 14 also can fish. o  At the Museum & Arts Center are the bones of a mastodon found at the Manis site near Sequim in 1977. The bones are displayed in their proper positions on a large artist’s rendering of the mastodon, with the tusks displayed separately. A short video covers the archaeological excavation of the site. Admission by donation; museum store, 175 W. Cedar St.; 360-683-8110; open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. o The Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park offers indoor and outdoor adventure. Outdoors, the old railroad bridge and the Dungeness River are open to explore. Indoors, the Dungeness River Audubon Center overflows with family friendly exhibits. Railroad Bridge Park is open daily during daylight hours. The Audubon Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays; 360-6814076; www.dungenessrivercenter.org. On Wednesdays, a free guided bird walk in the park starts at 8:30 a.m. o  The 5.5 mile walk out Dungeness Spit to the lighthouse is a favorite.


Lighthouses

Preserving and cherishing the North Olympic Peninsula’s maritime heritage also extends to its lighthouses. In 1850, Congress authorized 16 lighthouses along the Pacific coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca as shipping and passenger traffic surged with settlement of the Northwest. Clallam County, established in 1854, has a lighthouse heritage going back to 1857 when Congress appropriated about $40,000 to build the Cape Flattery (Tatoosh Island) and New Dungeness lighthouses, both of which are functional as automated navigational aids today. The New Dungeness Lighthouse is at the tip of Dungeness Spit, a trek of 5.5 miles. It is open to the public, and tours of the lighthouse are available daily from 9 a.m. to two hours before sunset. Boat access is permitted by reservation only through the refuge office, 715 Holgerson Road, Sequim, 360-457-8451. The lighthouses of Jefferson County (1852) — Point Wilson (1879), Destruction Island (1891) and Marrowstone Point (1912) — came considerably later and all three remain active, but with automated equipment. The Point Wilson Lighthouse and tower are open free to visitors from May-September on Saturdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Phone 360-385-5520. The lighthouse is owned by the Coast Guard, and it is seeking bids for an organiza-

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Sequim Elk

Be on the lookout for Sequim’s famous Roosevelt elk herd as you enter town from the east. Elk-crossing signal lights on U.S. Highway 101 are triggered by herd members wearing transmitting radio collars. From time to time, they do cross the road en masse, halting traffic. Roosevelt elk are native to the Olympic Peninsula, with bulls weighing up to 1,100 pounds and cows in the 600-pound range. One herd, comprised of about 100 animals, considers the Sequim area part of its range. When not in the forest, they graze in farm fields and on lawns. Although the Sequim elk appear to be tame, they are not. Normally, they avoid close contact with people and move away when approached; however, they may show signs of agitation if people get too close, throw things or when people or cars block what the elk consider to be an escape route. Caution should be used at all times when viewing the herd. Favorite spots for elk viewing seem to be along Happy Valley Road, West Sequim Bay Road and Port Williams Road.

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place to ramble — are found at Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. With its stunning displays, hands-on exhibits and knowledgeable staff, the audubon center is a must-see, a focal point for study and education concerning the Dungeness River Watershed and its environs. The main room is lined with cases housing hundreds of examples of birds of the area, along with lynx, black bear, raccoons and mountain lion. Hands-on exhibits include drawers full of the fascinating and the curious: bones, feathers, eggs and teeth of species from songbird to mammoth. The audubon center’s staff and docents are eager to show visitors the collection and answer questions. Children will enjoy going on a scavenger hunt through the park, and the audubon center is a great place to begin a ramble along the riverside trails through the forest or over the stony shore of the Dungeness River. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Great Rates – 2 Night Minimum From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every (3 Night Minimum for Holidays & Local Festivals) Wednesday, take a bird walk with volunAll Sizes & Locations teers from the Dungeness River Audubon Furnished & Nice Amenities Center. Meet at the center in Railroad SEQUIMRENTALS.COM Bridge park. For more information, visit www. 800.397.2256 or 360.683.2255 dungenessrivercenter.org or phone 360-681Brigadoon@olypen.com 4076. SPRING/SUMMER 2016 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 69


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Dungeness Recreation Area

Dungeness Recreation Area is another of Clallam County’s favorite recreational destinations and the gateway to Dungeness Spit. The 216-acre county park has upland forest, wetlands, sandy bluffs, campsites and spectacular vistas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island and Mount Baker. Park amenities include a group camp with picnic shelter, play equipment and miles of trails for pedestrians and equestrians. From U.S. Highway 101, between Sequim and Port Angeles, turn north onto Kitchen-Dick Road (near milepost 260). To get there, travel approximately 3.5 miles; the road takes a 90-degree turn becoming Lotzgesell Road and the park entrance will be on your left. The recreation area has 66 standard campsites within the park. Half of the sites may be reserved in advance (sites 34-66), the remaining are open on a first-come, first-served basis (1-33). In addition, two restrooms are available with showers. There’s a limit of six people per campsite, pets are allowed on leashes, and firewood is available for a fee. Campsite reservations are done only by mail. Reservations begin to be accepted in January for that year. All reservations must be received at the park a minimum of two weeks prior to their desired camping date. For more information on the Dungeness Recreation Area, visit www.clallam.net/ Parks/Dungeness.html or phone 360-6835847.

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Adjacent to the county park is the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge (554 Voice of America Road), which is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and covers 631 acres. It turned 100 in 2015. A trail wanders through the trees and eventually drops down to the Dungeness Spit. Dungeness Spit is the world’s longest natural sand spit, growing at a rate of about 20 feet per year. Pay a $3 fee at the kiosk/information center to enter the refuge. The spit is approximately 6 miles long

Counterclockwise from top: People flock to the Dungeness Spit during the summer. Waves crash at the spit.

with the New Dungeness Light Station (p. 68), first lit in 1857 and available for tours, at its tip. Hikers are restricted to the north shore of Dungeness Spit to reach the New Dungeness Light Station and must arrive and depart between sunrise and sunset, avoiding high tides. For a tide schedule, visit www.new dungenesslighthouse.com. If you’re not up for a strenuous hike, take your pet and stroll along the straitside bluffs of a four-mile loop in the Dungeness Recreation Area for a bird’s-eye view of the spit. Picnic tables and 66 camping sites are available. The inner shore of the spit is a wildlife refuge for nesting birds and lucky hikers will

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be favored with seeing a variety of feathered critters. At its highest point, the spit is about 15 feet above sea level and parts of it are under water during winter storms. Camping and beach combing are not permitted in the refuge. Drive through the county park to reach the refuge parking area. No pets are allowed on the trail or the spit, but leashed pets are allowed in the recreation area. To get there, go through the recreation area to the refuge parking lot to access Dungeness Spit. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the spit, and fires are prohibited. For more information, phone 360-4578451.

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John Wayne Marina

Popular with boaters and landlubbers alike, John Wayne Marina (2577 W. Sequim Bay Road) offers a beautiful park-like area, a fuel dock, moorage, boat launches and a fine restaurant. Located on Pitship Point in Sequim Bay (longitude 123 02’ 18” W/ latitude 48 03’ 43” N), John Wayne Marina is named for “The Duke,” but since opening in 1985, the marina has made a reputation for itself as a full-service facility in a superb location. The marina offers both permanent and guest moorage on a first-come, first-served basis, parking and a launch for smaller craft and boat rentals. Ashore, the John Wayne Marina includes a restaurant and restrooms, with showers and laundry for tenants and even a public meeting room with kitchen. Film actor John Wayne loved sailing his Wild Goose in the area of Sequim Bay, which he considered a prime place for a marina. Wayne donated the land in 1975. Owned and operated by the Port of Port Angeles, the marina is a popular stop, included as “Best of the West” by Sea Magazine. Boaters can take advantage of a fuel dock open seven days a week, and the marina offers electric and water hookups. Trash disposal, a sewage pump-out and waste oil disposal also are available. Award-winning chefs prepare lunch and dinner at the marina’s restaurant, The Dockside Grill. Along with fresh seafood and cedar-planked salmon, the restaurant serves steaks and poultry, salads, sandwiches and appetizers, with a full bar and great selection of wines. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner is from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Reservations are recommended The marina and its beautiful park areas are popular walking and picnicking places for nonboaters. Dozens of species of waterfowl make for good birding and the Olympic Discovery Trail runs nearby. Pets on leashes are welcome.

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After a long trip to the North Olympic Peninsula, owners and their canine companions will yearn to stretch their legs. Sequim Dog Park is a perfect place to enjoy the fresh air in a safe environment. This is a community park that is over one acre in size on the east side of Carrie Blake Park, two blocks north on Blake Avenue from Washington Street. The park encourages people to bring their dogs for exercise and off-leash doggie play. There is a fenced area for large dogs and one for small dogs. The park is well-groomed and clean and its users are self-policing and friendly. Restrooms, doggie clean-up bags and covered benches are available for visitors’ use. Park rules are posted onsite and online at www.sequimdogparks.org. A portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail runs by Carrie Blake Park and there also is a walking trail for dogs and their people around the park. Hours for both parks are from dawn until dusk. In Port Angeles, check out the PA Dog Park, located in Lincoln Park next to the BMX track at 1900 W. Lauridsen Blvd. The park provides two large fenced-in areas for dogs to play off leash based on size. For more information, visit www. padogpark.org. Port Townsend has one official off-leash dog park, a small area next to Chetzemoka Park (p. 47). The Port Townsend Dogs group is looking to strategize ways to develop an official park for dog recreation in the near future. Other good places to bring your dog in Port Townsend are the Larry Scott Trail and North Beach County Park (low tide is the best time). Pets in a state park, such as Fort Worden, for example, must always be on leash. For other city park rules for doggies, check in with a chamber of commerce office (p. 11).

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Pet-Friendly Hikes Hiking with dogs can be a blast, depending on a number of factors: From your pup’s temperament to varying weather conditions to accessibility of trails. Fortunately, on the last point, we have plenty of options. As noted in the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s new map of dog-friendly hiking spots (download a map and get more details at www.olympicpeninsula.org/dog-friendly) our area has a multitude of perfect spots for you and your pet to roam. Though the majority of Olympic National Park’s trails are off-limits to canines (the Spruce Railroad Trail and Quinault trail system are exceptions), there are thousands of acres of Olympic National Forest land, and Washington state and Clallam County parks, the Olympic Discovery Trail, Ediz Hook in Port Angeles and other prime day-hike spots. Here are a few favorite dog hiking spots, though there are dozens of other trails, parks and beaches within a couple of hours drive from downtown Sequim and beyond.

Deer Ridge Trail

This trail — accessed by Lost Mountain Road and Forest Service Roads 2780 and 2875 — offers impressive views of Mount Baldy and further back toward Buckhorn Mountain, Mount Deception, across the Graywolf River and into the Buckhorn wilderness. Completing the trail means trekking into Olympic National Park, where pets are not allowed, so those with dogs should only expect to finish two-thirds of the hike up to the park boundary. (Minus a pet, hikers can finish the 5.2-mile hike at Deer Park.)

Mount Townsend

This trail is for the heartier of dogs and hikers alike. It’s about a four-mile jaunt from the upper trailhead to the two summits at Mount Townsend, with snow and ice possible at its peak elevation of 6,260 feet. There are four ways to the top so you can vary your path to the summit. At the top on a clear day you may be able to get impressive views with Mount Baker to the north, Mount Rainier looming to the east and Mount Saint Helens to the southwest, the skyscrapers of Seattle dwarfed when drawn to scale next to these Cascade Range peaks. The path is quite rocky in places, so consider gearing up your dog with booties.

and pines to an abandoned rail bed that comprises much of the trail. The trail features a pleasant lagoon spanned by a wood and steel bridge, beneath black basalt cliffs on the right. To the south are snow-dusted peaks and ridges along the south shore, including the imposing Mount Storm King.

Robin Hill Farm County Park

This park, located just west of Sequim, offers 3.4 miles of foot trails and 2.5 miles of equestrian trails for hikers, walkers and equestrians alike. The undulating running/biking and horse trails offer plenty of variation with much of the trails featuring soft soil under foot, giving you and your dog’s joints and back a break from flat, hard surfaces. Though one’s peaceful hike may be occasionally disturbed by the nearby shooting range, it’s a good go-to for a short day hike. (Note: There’s no waste disposal at this park, so you have to bag your dog’s waste.)

Olympic Discovery Trail

Starting at Whitefeather Way, this is a smooth, paved section of the Olympic Discovery Trail heading east toward Sequim Bay State Park. For a while you have to deal with the din of highway traffic but soon are nestled nicely between U.S. Highway 101 and views of the bay. Pause for a moment at some of the bridges and at the state park before heading back. A short jaunt west from the starting point puts you on the picturesque Johnson Creek Trestle. (Note: Be aware of bicyclist traffic.)

Dungeness Recreation Area

While dogs aren’t allowed on the Dungeness Spit, the recreation area offers three miles of foot/equestrian trails. Get a gorgeous, one-mile view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and quiet, sandy foot paths in the recreation area’s east and south sides. This spot can get chilly, so consider bringing some extra clothing for dog and company.

Spruce Railroad Trail

With some of the area’s hiking trails unreachable during winter months, the Spruce Railroad Trail is simply a gem — and dogfriendly to boot. The trail starts on Lake Crescent’s north shore, shortly after the road crosses the Lyre River. Take a short jaunt downhill from the trailhead through a fern-littered forest flanked by deciduous trees

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Tips for dog hikes

When you’re hiking with a dog (or dogs), the pack will gain a bit more weight, even on day hikes. Remember to carry the doggie essentials: o  Fresh water and food/treats, with collapsible bowls o  Strong leash or a body harness, as dogs can slip out of leashes if they pull hard enough o  Bed/blanket and kennel (if needed) in the car o  Towel for cleaning your pup o  Booties for the paws (depending on the terrain) o  Dog vest or coat, for breeds with thin coats

o  Dog packs (if you want your pup to help shoulder some of their load) In general, most regular hikers will have a better constitution than their canine pals, so stop often and offer your dog water throughout your hikes. Like humans, it’s best they not have a big meal right before a hike but get some food along the way. Also make sure your dog has its ID tags and shots. A lot of hikers like to let their dogs off leash, but this is a bad habit. Among the dangers they can get into are poison oak and sumac, wild animals and scaring other hikers/bicyclists/pack animals.

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Golfing

The North Olympic Peninsula’s mild climate makes golfing a great year-round activity. You can work on your swing at the following courses: IN SEQUIM: The Cedars at Dungeness 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim 800-447-6826, 360-683-6344 www.dungenessgolf.com Length: 6,035-5,350 yards Public golf course

Skyridge Golf Course 7015 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim Phone: 360-683-3673 www.skyridgegolfcourse.com Length: 2,700-3,400 yards for nine holes Public golf course Sunland Gold & Country Club 109 Hilltop Drive 360-683-6800 www.sunlandgolf.com Length: 6,265 yards Private golf course; open to public Saturdays and Sundays

IN PORT ANGELES: Peninsula Golf Club 824 Lindberg Road 360-457-6501 www.golfinportangeles.com Length: 6,400 yards Semi-private golf course Salt Creek RV Park Golf Course 53802 Highway 112 360-928-2488 www.olypen.com/scrv Length: 1,374 yards Public golf course

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IN PORT TOWNSEND: Discovery Bay Golf Club 7401 Cape George Road 360-385-0704 www.discoverybaygolfcourse.com Length: 3,049 yards Public golf course Port Townsend Golf Club 1948 Blaine St. 360-385-4547 www.porttownsendgolf.com Length: 2,731 yards Public golf course

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Olympic Discovery Trail

The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) traverses almost 130 miles of lowlands, bordered on the south by the Olympic Mountain Range and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It starts in Port Townsend and ends on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The trail is a wide, paved pathway designed to multi-user standards for bicyclists, hikers and disabled users, with a 4-foot shoulder for equestrians where appropriate. Construction started in the ’90s. Completed sections now total 69 miles, with another 9 miles under construction as of May 2015.

The trail exhibits a wide diversity of fauna and flora. Travelers also can enjoy the ODT in small bites. In the Sequim-to-Port Angeles segment, distances between trail nodes — places where the ODT crosses public roads — often are short. Visit www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com for more information.

Bike Races

For those looking for a little cycling competition, the Peninsula has myriad road races throughout the year. Celebrate the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula on the Tour de Lavender, Aug. 6-7, and cycle around to enjoy the world-loved lavender farms in the Sequim Dungeness Valley. This tour includes two events. The classic long-distance ride of the Metric Century Plus Ride on Aug. 6 will travel on back roads and the Olympic

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Discovery Trail out to the Elwha River. The Olympic Discovery Trail is a very important part of this ride. The Family Fun Ride to Sequim’s lavender farms is a special family cycling tour designed for all ages and abilities. This relaxed trip will be available for cyclists and family members Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7. Riders are encouraged to visit and utilize the Olympic Discovery Trail as part of their ride and will have options to extend the program throughout the trail system. Each of the lavender farms on the ride will have special attractions for families. Any proceeds remaining after the event will benefit nonprofits, namely the Peninsula Trails Coalition (Olympic Discovery Trail) and the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association. Visit www.tourdelavender.wordpress.com for more information. In conjunction with the Tour de Lavender, you also can include a recreational ride up into the Olympic National Park in Port Angeles with Ride the Hurricane. On Aug. 7, Hurricane Ridge Road will be closed for cyclists from 7 a.m. to noon so they can safely ride the 24-mile or 36-mile round-trip trek. For more information, visit www. portangeles.org/pages/RideTheHurricane. In Port Townsend, be sure to check out the Tour de Forts on June 5. This ride takes cyclists of all ages and abilities on a scenic and historic trip around the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula. Routes include 35-mile, 62-mile and 100mile options, as well as a shorter “fun ride” for beginning bikers. Multiple water and snack stops are provided, and you can look forward to festivities at the end. For more information, visit www.tinyurl. com/2016TourdeForts.


Berries

Berry picking is prominent in the Sequim/ Dungeness Valley area of the Peninsula. Here are the hot stops for those seeking a U-pick berry farm or two: Cameron Berry Farm (strawberries) Corner of Woodcock and Wheeler roads U-pick open June to mid-July Hours: Call for hours. Phone: 360-683-5483 Dungeness Meadow Farm (blueberries) 135 Meadowmeer Lane U-pick open second week of July-second week of August. Hours: Phone ahead (after 7 a.m.) or see ad in newspapers.

Phone: 360-582-1128 Pre-picked berries also available. Noncertified organically grown Reka, Blue Crop, Spartan and Duke blueberries. Graysmarsh Farm (five varieties) 6187 Woodcock Road U-pick open June through September Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 360-683-5563 Graysmarsh picking calendar: o  June: strawberries o  Early July-early August: raspberries and loganberries o  Early July through mid-August: blueberries

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Department of Natural Resources

Prior to statehood, a cash-poor, landrich federal government provided Washington with more than 3 million acres of land to build schools and other vital public institutions. Two square miles of every 36-square “township” were given to the young state to generate revenue for education. In 1957, the legislature created the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to manage state trust lands for the people of Washington. DNR manages seven specific trusts to generate revenue and preserve water, forests and habitat.

It manages 5.6 million acres of forest, range, agricultural, aquatic and commercial lands for more than $200 million in annual financial benefit for public schools, county services and state institutions. DNR operates under an order from the Commissioner of Public Lands to ensure management of state-owned lands is done in collaboration with the 29 federally recognized tribes of Washington. A DNR Discover Pass is your gateway to exploring Washington’s great outdoors. The annual pass is $30 and is transferable between two vehicles. A one-day pass is $10. Additional fees may apply. DNR-managed campgrounds include Bear Creek, Cottonwood, Hoh Oxbow,

Minnie Peterson and South Fork Hoh, all located on the West End off U.S. Highway 101, and Lyre River, located off Highway 112 in the Joyce area. For more information on DNR campgrounds, visit www.dnr.wa.gov/go. For more information about the Washington Department of Natural Resources, visit www.dnr.wa.gov.

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Scenic drives

Many of the North Olympic Peninsula’s highways and roads curve around glaciercarved lakes, wind past sea stacks and lighthouses, and provide views of working farms, old-growth trees and the majestic Olympic Mountains. All of these landscape features combined with the chance to see deer and elk in forested areas and harbor seals and whales just off a quiet coastal roads combine to make the Peninsula a wonderful place to take a leisurely day trip. After cleaning and servicing your automobile or dusting off that motorcycle that has been begging for seasonal rains to stop, hit the open road.

On a clear and sunny day, it is hard to beat a drive along these scenic and fun-todrive road: Neah Bay: Highway 112 to Cape Flattery For a long day trip, start early out on state Highway 112 and head toward Neah Bay and Cape Flattery. Once on 112, also known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway, enjoy the rolling countryside that leads to scenic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Motorcyclists take care when nearing the area near Pillar Point County Park. The road is bumpy and curvy. Pass through Clallam Bay and Sekiu, potentially pausing for a bite to eat and seeing some fishermen do what they do best.

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Forks: Coastal beaches A favorite spot, no matter the distance, is heading down U.S. Highway 101 past Forks toward the coastal beaches. Starting in Port Angeles and eastward, travelers can take in views of the Elwha River, Lake Sutherland and Lake Crescent before that long extension into Forks. This drive takes you right into Twilight country. Before Forks, one can turn right onto state Highway 110 to spend a few moments at beautiful Rialto Beach, entering into the “treaty area” of the Twilight vampires and werewolves. Enjoy a picnic and take in sea stack views as fishermen surf-cast into the waves. Depart Rialto and continue into Forks.

Blaze a trail through the Hoh Rain Forest area and fishing rivers like the Bogachiel and Hoh before popping out on the coast. Stop at Ruby Beach for a scenic walk filled with views of eagles, the Destruction Island Lighthouse and crashing waves, or continue to any number of other roadside beach stops along the way. Hungry or looking for a place to rest overnight? Go the extra few miles and post up at Olympic National Park’s Kalaloch Campground to grab a bite at the Kalaloch Lodge. Port Angeles: Hurricane Ridge A staple for any Peninsula local or tourist alike, the 17-mile drive up to Hurricane Ridge is worth the twists and turns. This trip requires an Olympic National Park pass.

Single visits for vehicles are $20; individuals on foot or bicycle are $7; motorcycle are $10; and children 15 and younger are admitted free of charge. An annual pass is $40. Once past the Heart o’ the Hills entrance station, climb your way past tall pines and dramatic drop-offs. There are opportunities to stop along the way for views of the Olympic Mountains and pause for a selfie or two with friends. Cruise through two tunnels until reaching the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, which is the perfect place to stop for a picnic and a hike for a few hours before heading back down the winding road. >> SCENIC DRIVES continued on Page 97

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NAZARENE Port Angeles Church of the Nazarene Corner of 2nd & Race P.O. Box 2086 • (360) 457-4839 Pastor Neil Castle

SEQUIM Sequim Center for Spiritual Living Planning a Wedding While Visiting the Olympic Peninsula?

Rev. Victoria Kelley is available to officiate your special day. Rev. Kelley is a practitioner at the Sequim Center for Spiritual Living and can be reached at 360-977-7689 or 425-785-1788. Services are held each Sunday at : 387 E. Washington St. Sequim WA 98382 Rev Lynn Osborne, Pastor

EVERY SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery available during AM services EVERY WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Christian Maturity Studies Invite your friends & neighbors for clear, biblical preaching, wonderful fellowship, & the invitation to a lasting, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Sequim Worship Center

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Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles (360) 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship jfodge@olypen.com Families worshiping and learning together www.sermonaudio.com/pefc www.pefcpa.com

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Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church

30 Sanford Lane (Off Sequim Ave.) (360) 683-7373 sequimadventist@sequimsdachurch.org www.sequimadventistchurch.org Mark Pekar, Pastor Collette Pekar, Pastor SATURDAY Morning 9:30 a.m. Bible Classes-all ages 10:50 a.m. Praise & Worship

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

925 North Sequim Ave. (360) 681-0946 Pastor Jack Anderson

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship 9:40 a.m. Education Hour WEDNESDAY 5:45 p.m. Potluck 6:45 p.m. Education Hour

JEWISH Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom

Social and Cultural Events... Bi-Monthly Newsletter Connections to Seattle and Tacoma Congregations For Information: www.obsh.org, (360) 452-2471 or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362

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Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Many Paths In The Quest For Faith 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program-Enrichment & Play Fellowship Hour following the service Between Sequim & Port Angeles 73 Howe Rd, Agnew off N. Barr Rd. Between Hwy 101 & Old Olympic Welcoming Congregation Email: admin@olympicuuf.org Facebook: OlympicUUFellowship www.olympicuuf.org (360) 417-2665

CALVARY Calvary Chapel Sequim 91 South Boyce Road (West of Sequim off Hwy 101) (360) 683-5995 Hans Bailey, Pastor “We teach through the Word” Seeking to Live 1 Cor. 10:31

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Worship Service and Sunday School WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Bible Study 7 p.m. Youth Group 7 p.m. Calvary Kid’s Club THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Young Adults Childcare Available Home Groups throughout the week sequim@calvarychapel.com www.calvarychapel.com

METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church

100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim (Next to Carrie Blake Park) P.O. Box 3697 • (360) 683-5367 Bill Green, Pastor SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery 10 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Fellowship/ Refreshments Web site: www.sequimtumc.org Email: church@sequimtumc.org


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Agnew/Sequim Old Olympic Highway Set out east from Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101 toward Old Olympic Highway for a short jaunt through the Dungeness Valley/Agnew area. After taking a left off 101, follow the old highway for wide-open spaces and farmland views reminiscent of Midwestern countryside. On a clear blue day, enjoy the smells of hay and horses as you curve onto Cays Road, heading toward Dungeness Bay. Chug along and veer right onto Marine Drive, crawling toward Cline Spit and enjoying the lovely bluff houses and view of the bay.

Take a sharp left down Cline Spit Road to stop for a walk, a picnic or some serene water views.

marinas and working boat yards, restaurants and hotels. After exploring the town on foot, grab a bite to eat in Port Townsend or snag Port Townsend: Historic seaside town a picnic lunch and enjoy a ride by cute Traveling east on U.S. Highway 101, exit cottages and gigantic old houses to reach onto state Highway 20 and head northeast Fort Flagler State Park and Point Wilson for 12 miles to historic Port Townsend. Lighthouse. Founded in 1851, colorful Port Picnic tables are scattered throughout Townsend has a rich maritime heritage. the park and make the perfect place to eat Enjoy the twists and turns the highway lunch or simply stop to take in the scenic takes while you play peek-a-boo with the surroundings. blue waters of Discovery Bay. Explore the fort’s old bunkers and stroll The highway turns into Water Street once along sandy beaches. in town and runs next to Admiralty Inlet, A Discover Pass is required for vehicle ending at the Strait of Juan de Fuca. access. A day pass costs $10, and an annual Driving into town, you will pass historic pass is $30. Victorian buildings and storefronts,

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101 E. Maple St., Sequim (360) 683.6076 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Monday & Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday 2 p.m. Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses (except Thursday) Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Queen of Angels Parish 209 West 11th St. Port Angeles (360) 452.2351 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. Wed. thru Sat. 8:30 a.m.

Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses (except Thursday) Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

7652 Old Olympic Highway Sequim (360) 683-7303 Pastor Lonnie Jacobson Associate Pastor Jeremy Fodge SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Morning Worship 6 p.m. Praise & Fellowship Service WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Night Prayer Meeting Nursery Available Family oriented ministry emphasizing Bible preaching & teaching www.faithbaptistsequim.com

NON DENOMINATIONAL Dungeness Community Church 45 Eberle Lane • 683-7333 (Off Sequim-Dungeness Way) info@dcchurch.org Lead Pastor: Tim Richards Assoc. Pastor: Wayne Yamamoto Youth Pastor: David Piper

SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. Vintage Worship 10:00 a.m. Family Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (2 yrs. thru high school) Nursery available at 10 a.m. Service www.dcchurch.org

BIBLE CHURCH Sequim Bible Church 847 N. Sequim Avenue (360) 683-4135 Dave Wiitala, Senior Pastor Shane McCrossen, Family Life Pastor Patrick Lynn, Student Ministries Pastor

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service Adult Sunday School Classes Children’s Classes 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service Adult Sunday School Classes Children’s Classes ages 3-12 Nursery - Infants - 2 yrs 6:00 p.m. College Youth Group 6:00 p.m. Evening Service MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Precepts Co-ed TUESDAY 8:00 a.m. Sons of Issachar 9:30 a.m. Women’s Precepts WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. Middle School/ High School 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. AWANA THURSDAY 7:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study at Mariner Cafe Call the church office for information about Precept Bible Studies, Home Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings. email: office@sequimbible.com www.sequimbible.org

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SUNDAY 10 a.m. Service 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sunday School (in the Reading Room) WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Testimonial Meeting CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM at 121 N. Sequim Ave. Open Noon-3 p.m. Tues. through Sat. For more information call: (360) 683-9174

EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN Sequim Community Church 950 N. 5th Ave., (360) 683-4194 office@SequimCommunityChurch.org Dr. Scott Koenigsaecker, Senior Pastor Rev. Rick Dietzman, Assoc. Pastor Nathan Funston, Director of Worship, Music & Arts Jennifer Lancheros, Director of Youth/Children

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Establishing Port Angeles

Port Angeles sits between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains on a natural deepwater harbor, originally named “Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles” (or “Port of Our Lady of the Angels”) in 1791 by Spanish explorer Don Francisco de Eliza. This was eventually shortened into its current name, Port Angeles Harbor. However, long before Don Francisco came across the region, the area was home to Klallam tribes and two major Klallam villages, I’e’nis and Tse-whit-zen. Port Angeles was established as a townsite by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 by executive order. The Board of Trade in 1890 called Port Angeles the “Second National City,” with Washington, D.C., being the first. In 1887, the Puget Sound Co-Operative Colony settled in Port Angeles and the population steadily grew. While the colony did not last long, it played a major role in the development of Port Angeles.

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Built in 1914, the impressive Clallam County Courthouse at Fourth and Lincoln streets is a Georgian-style brick structure with distinctive features such as a stained-glass skylight, marble steps and a clock tower. Nearby, the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., offers a glimpse into Clallam County’s past. The Museum at the Carnegie, located in the city-owned historic 97-year-old Carnegie Library, is operated by the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe. Seven permanent exhibits — one describing the North Olympic Peninsula’s Native American heritage — are located on the museum’s second floor. Heritage Tours offers you a guided walking tour through Port Angeles’ past. The tour takes you through historical downtown buildings, past murals that tell stories and down into the Port Angeles underground, created when downtown street levels were raised above the tidal flats in 1914. The tours start from the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 121 E. Railroad Ave., on the waterfront. For more information and Heritage Tour availability, phone 360-452-2363, ext. 0, or visit www.portangelesheritagetours.com.

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Counterclockwise from top: The Clallam County Courthouse features a working clock tower. The Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets greets downtown visitors. The Dream Playground provides entertainment for children. The MV Coho makes trips between Port Angeles and Victoria.

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The 1,300-square-foot visual arts exhibition at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., is a wonderful place to visit. The center’s gallery, originally the private residence of Esther and Charles Webster, was designed in 1951 by Paul Hayden Kirk as both a residence and artist’s studio. The semi-circular Webster house is a plate-glass-and-timbered classic of modern Northwest architecture that sits on the crest of Beaver Hill. Kirk’s use of voids and indigenous materials offers a low-impact structure that ushers indoors the abundance of the natural world. With sweeping vistas of the city, Port Angeles Harbor, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center presents an atmosphere conducive to observation and reflection. Visitors can also explore Webster’s Woods Art Park independently by using the park trails to discover artworks hanging in trees, burrowing in the ground or camouflaged by the natural beauty of the foliage. The center is open Thursdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Webster’s Woods is open daily from dawn to dusk year-round. Admission is free, with donations accepted. Phone 360-417-4590 or visit www.pafac. org for more information.


Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce

Be sure to stop by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, 121 E. Railroad Ave., to talk to friendly and knowledgeable volunteers about what there is to see and do in Port Angeles. Located on the scenic waterfront, the chamber carries an array of maps, brochures and tourist-related guides to help visitors enjoy their time on the North Olympic Peninsula. Visitors also can view a scenic video about the Peninsula. Volunteers can inform visitors about upcoming events and make recommendations for activities ranging from shopping to hiking. Visitors also can purchase maps, postcards, books and other Peninsula-related items. For more information about the chamber, phone 360-4522363 or visit www.portangeles.org. Pop over to The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., before starting to explore the rest of the town. The mall features a variety of restaurants, shops and art galleries. For details, visit www. thelandingmall.com.

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Only a few minutes from downtown Port Angeles, you will find Ediz Hook, a 3-mile-long sand spit enhanced by rock that juts into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to form Port Angeles’ deepwater harbor. This is an ideal spot to view the city and the Olympic Mountains rising in the background. Public beaches offer beachcombing opportunities and places to view ships traveling through the Strait. Harbor seals, orcas and seabirds can be spotted from the hook. Access is via Marine Drive, which passes through the Nippon Paper Industries USA paper mill.

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West End Park

Port Angeles’ new 1.5-acre waterfront West End Park is located along Front Street and features two beaches — one 80 feet by 200 feet, the other 80 feet by 130 feet — that fringe the shoreline. Sit on one of the benches to watch the waves roll in or see what the tide has left behind by strolling along the shore. Take a moment to investigate the park’s public art sculptures. Have a picnic on the green grass, do a little bird watching or snap photos of boats moving about in the harbor. Whatever you do, be sure to relax and enjoy the view.

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Port Angeles City Pier

Located at the foot of Lincoln Street, Port Angeles City Pier features an observation tower, promenade, deck, picnic area and short-term moorage for small boats. A stroll along adjacent Hollywood Beach or Waterfront Trail might be just the ticket to end your day. City Pier plays host to the Concerts on the Pier series on Wednesday evenings from June to September. Concerts are free and open to the public and feature a variety of bands playing music ranging from bluegrass and country to rock and pop favorites. Visit www.peninsuladailynews.com or www.portangeles.org for a schedule of performers and more information.

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Feiro Marine Life Center

The marine life within the tanks at the Feiro Marine Life Center seems static until a volunteer points out a scallop filtering plankton, and several starry flounders and great sculpins blanketed in sand. These and other lessons are what the late Arthur Feiro, a Port Angeles biology teacher with a passion for marine life, wanted his legacy to be in establishing the center, which is situated on the city pier next to Hollywood Beach. The Feiro Marine Life Center is an educational and scientific organization promoting marine education and conservation. Educational programs for the community are scheduled on a regular basis. Visitors can get up close to local marine life in the center’s touch and view tanks and bank of aquariums. The exhibits are representative of the marine life inhabiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca, including a young giant Pacific octopus captured in the Strait. Close to 20,000 visitors walk through the nonprofit center’s doors annually. Feiro is open seven days a week year round, from noon to 4 p.m. during the winter months. For additional information visit www.feiromarinelifecenter.org or phone 360-417-6254.

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(Across from the Red Lion)

222 N. LINCOLN ST., PORT ANGELES 651572113

Open 7 Days a Week May through September 222 North Lincoln St.

Steaks Seafood Vegan & Vegetarian

651584350

Serving Thai Tapas & Traditional Thai Fares

We prepare food with a conscience local • organic • free range

360.452.4261

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A Taste of Mexico VOTED BEST MEXICAN FOOD SINCE 2003!

PORT ANGELES DINING

BANQUET ROOM AVAILABLE

Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Serving Beer, Wine & Mixed Drinks Sunday-Thursday 11 am - 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am -10 pm

636 E. Front St. Port Angeles

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360.452.3928

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BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER HOUSE MADE BAKED GOODS EXPANDED DINNER MEALS WE DELIVER! (call for details)

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Gourmet Bagels Pacific Northwest’s Best!

Over 26 Bagel varieties, 100% Whole Grain Breads and Pastries fresh-baked daily

Home Style Comfort Food We make our own Fries and Hashbrowns, Our Burgers are fresh, hand pressed and never frozen.

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OJ, Omelets, Scrambles, Oatmeal, Sandwiches, Melts, ‘Hot Stone’ Focaccia, Pizza Slices, Kosher Bagel Dogs, Chili, Homemade Soups, Salads. BBQ - We use a variety of hardwoods to smoke our succulent Brisket, Pork, Chicken Breasts, Turkey Breasts & Wild Salmon. We offer a fine selection of Loose Leaf Teas, Coffee & Espressos and 100% Fruit Smoothies.

Summer Hours 6 a.m. Mon.-Fri. & 7 a.m. Sat.-Sun. Breakfast & Lunch served all day www.olympicbagel.com

Local Local Local Seafood Seafood Seafood

Delicious Delicious Grilled Grilled Sockeye Sockeye Salmon Salmon~~~Fresh Fresh Fire Fire Grilled Grilled Halibut Halibut Delicious Grilled Sockeye Salmon Fresh Fire Grilled Halibut Halibut Halibut Stuffed Stuffed with with Dungeness Dungeness Crab Crab ~~Weathervane ~Weathervane Weathervane Scallops Scallops Fresh Fresh Halibut Stuffed with Dungeness Crab Scallops Fresh

Crusted Crusted Neah Neah Bay Bay King King Salmon Salmon~~~Fire Fire Grilled Grilled Steaks Steaks Pistachio Pistachio Crusted Neah Bay King Salmon Fire Grilled Steaks Pistachio Orleans Orleans Style Style Grilled Grilled Oysters Oysters~~~Chorizo Chorizo Clams Clams and and Mussels Mussels New New Orleans Style Grilled Oysters Chorizo Clams and Mussels New

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Authentic French Cuisine for over 30 years Fresh Local Ingredients Romantic Fine Dining Chef Trained in Lyon, France

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Wild Wild American American Prawns Prawns ~~Signature ~Signature Signature Smoked Smoked Salmon Salmon Chowder Chowder Jumbo Jumbo Wild American Prawns Smoked Salmon Chowder Jumbo

457-2003 2341 E Hwy 101 Port Angeles

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• Bring in your hotrods • Interior designed with re-purposed lumber with an Old Car Theme

Open Every Day 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.

360-452-9100

     

Serving Breakfast & Lunch

452-8888

on Hwy 101, across from Deer Park Cinema

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Monday Monday — Thursday — Thursday 1111 am—9 am—9 pmpm

457-6040 ~ Kids Menu Available ~ www.kokopelli-grill.com (360) Full Full Service Service Catering Catering Full Service Catering

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North Olympic Discovery Marathon

Each June, parts of Olympic Discovery Trail are used for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon from Sequim to Port Angeles. The marathon and half-marathon are run on a unique point-to-point course that incorporates the Olympic Discovery Trail — with awe-inspiring views of the Olympic Mountains and a five-mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The rails-to-trails course is a wide, mixed, hard surface trail and begins on a wide, flat road next to Carrie Blake Park

Open Daily 6:30 am - 9:30 pm Breakfast

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Traditional, Specialty Items and Baked Goods Made From Scratch

Full Service

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Fresh Salads, Sandwiches and Seafood

Dinner (starts at 4 pm) Local Fresh Seafood and Steaks

Full Bar • Take Out Fast, Friendly Service • Banquet Room Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am - 9:30pm Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm

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in Sequim. Cool June weather with coastal breezes are the normal racing conditions. The race is a Boston Marathon qualifier., and is a USA Track and Field-certified course. The event was named the “Most Scenic Course” in 2015 by Northwest Runner magazine. This year’s race will be held June 5. The event includes a 5K, 10K, relay teams and a kids’ marathon the day before the big race. For more information, to volunteer during the event or to register for any race, visit www.nodm.com.

205 E. 8th St. Port Angeles 271 S. 7th Ave. Sequim across the street from AM /PM

360-452-8434

across from Sawadee Thai Cuisine

360-582-1006

Outdoor Dining on Our Deck with the view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains! Check Out Our Heated Patio Area! Enjoy a Glass of Wine & Appetizer! Owners Lori & Denny Negus

Walk-ins Welcome!

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Open at 4:30 for Dinner

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“Great Food, Great Wines 360-452-0400 929 W 8th St. and Great Times” Port Angeles, WA 98363


Downtown art

Art on the Town is an ever-changing outdoor art project that graces downtown Port Angeles sidewalks. The art ranges from the realist to the abstract, conveyed in various media. Eleven steel sculptures along Laurel Street called “Avenue of the People” have become a popular photography opportunity for visitors. Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets features cascading water and benches for resting. The three-level Laurel Street stairs begin behind the fountain area and connect First and Second streets, and offer great views of Port Angeles Harbor.

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LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY OPEN MIC EVERY SUNDAY 5-8pm OPEN 7 DAYS 6AM - 9PM

MOTEL

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Full Service Store & Deli OPEN 4AM - 11PM

ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

3 minutes to Fairchild Airport

7 DAYS A WEEK

5 minute drive to Victoria Ferries

FOR RESERVATIONS 360-457-6113 or 360-452-1627

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Port Angeles Extreme Sports Park

If you are looking for a variety of events that will make your pulse race check out the Port Angeles Extreme Sports Park (ESP) at 2917 W. Edgewood Drive. The park hosts American Sprint Boat (ASB) races each year attracting thousands of people to Port Angeles. The Extreme Sports Park sprint boat track is designed to take jet boats to speeds up to 90 miles per hour around turns in 3 feet of water. A pre-determined racing path is created and racers and boat navigators must follow the correct sequence through the course. The park presents the Run A Muck, an obstacle course mud run open to participants of all capabilities. For information about upcoming events, visit www.extremesportspark.net.

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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary includes 2,408 square nautical miles of marine waters off the rugged Olympic Peninsula coastline. Extending 25 to 50 miles seaward and covering much of the continental shelf and several major submarine canyons, the sanctuary provides protection to a variety of marine mammals and seabirds. Along its shores are kelp and intertidal communities, teeming with fishes and other sea life. In the darkness of the seafloor, communities of deep-sea coral and sponges form habitats for fish and other marine wildlife.

The sanctuary has a rich cultural and historical legacy including area tribes’ ties to the ocean environment. More than 200 shipwrecks are documented within its boundaries. Stop by the Olympic Coast Discovery Center, located on the Port Angeles waterfront at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., to learn more about the sanctuary and the animals and plants that call the area home. The free visitor center helps inform local and international guests about Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary natural and cultural resources, research and educational programs. For more information, visit www.olympic coast.noaa.gov.

Port of Angels Jewelry Shoppe

PORT ANGELES ARTS

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Concerts on the Pier

Port Angeles’ Concerts on the Pier are held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. City Pier, at the north end of Lincoln Street, is the place for music and dancing. Concerts are free and open to the public. The series offers family-friendly entertainment and features a variety of musical genres. Food to go is available at nearby restaurants and at the Port Angeles Farmers Market, which is open Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. under The Gateway pavilion at Front and Lincoln streets. For details on the summer Concerts on the Pier, visit www.PortAngeles.org.

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Peninsula Flavors The Olympic Peninsula offers diverse culinary options for a small region. The area is known throughout the Northwest for its scrumptious berries and fresh produce. The Dungeness Valley is one of the most fertile areas to grow berries ranging from strawberries, marionberries and raspberries to blueberries and loganberries. Peninsula blackberries, which grow wild pretty much everywhere, are probably the best in the state. There’s even a festival to celebrate the tasty berries — Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival (p. 132). The summer festival features pie-making contests, a parade, arts and crafts and plenty of opportunities to purchase and sample gigantic and delicious blackberries. Also gaining in reputation are the handcrafted cheeses highlighted by excellent locally produced wines and ales. The North Olympic Peninsula is home to a number of family-owned and operated farms, organic farms and farm stores. Farmers markets operate throughout the year in communities across the Peninsula. In the early fall, community markets burst at the seams with garden-fresh goodies. The abundance of fresh fish and seafood from the Pacific Ocean and the area’s many rivers are a delicious delight on the Peninsula. Locallycaught fish such as salmon and halibut are staples on many restaurant menus. Mussels, oysters, razor and butter clams, shrimp and highly sought-after geoducks are available seasonally on many menus. One tasty crustacean — the Dungeness crab — is a popular delicacy and is the most commercially important crab in the Pacific Northwest. The annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival (p. 120) is held in Port Angeles each October. The crab receives its name from the community of Dungeness, which is located approximately five miles north of Sequim and 15 miles east of Port Angeles. In autumn, seasonal rains help mushrooms of all shapes and sizes grow on forest floors. Locally-harvested chanterelle and portobello mushrooms are sold at local markets and stores. SPRING/SUMMER 2016

Counterclockwise from top: Dishes with freshly-caught Dungeness crab are a local specialty. The damp forest floor is the perfect place for chanterelles to grow. Salmon can be found on almost every menu across the Peninsula. Family-owned farms supply homegrown produce to area residents.

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NEWLY REMODELED ROOMS! Economy Standard Rooms with View All Rooms are Non-Smoking Access Via Exterior Corridors

PORT ANGELES LODGING

Flat Screen TVs Special Amenities in Rooms with View: Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board Refrigerator/Microwave

Flagstone Motel offers you a comfortable night’s rest at an economical price. Wireless Internet Service

Cable Television 65+ Channels Coffee Maker Shower/Tub Combination

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Elwha Klallam Heritage Center

To learn more about the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe and its history on the North Olympic Peninsula stop by the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St. in Port Angeles. Port Angeles was once home to a huge village called Tse-whit-zen, which was unearthed in 2003 at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor. Many of the artifacts found are being stored at the Burke Museum in Seattle. Others can be viewed at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center. The center, completed in 2010, integrates life and vocational skills, cultural values and history, as well as providing entrepreneurial avenues and initiating opportunities to learn traditional Klallam arts. The center also features meeting rooms and a commercial kitchen that community members can rent. For more information about the center, visit www.elwha.org.

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9122 Rhody Dr • Open Daily 9-7 chimacumcorner.com • 360-732-0107

get face to face with wildlife. 651584568

Over 3 miles of Drive-Thru Adventure!

Gift Shop Observation Tower & Picnic Area Driving Tours Available 363 Days a Year • Snack Bar & Petting Farm in Summer

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Upcoming Festivals

Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival

Sunny weather, cool breezes off the Strait of Juan de Fuca, good music and tasty food take center stage during a variety of Port Angeles festivals. Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts Summer officially kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the Juan de Fuca

Festival of the Arts. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival will take place at a variety of venues Friday, May 27, to Monday, May 30. The festival features music and dance performances from around the world, a lively street fair, arts and crafts programs for children and after-hours concerts in

area clubs and restaurants. For more information and a schedule of performances, visit www.jffa.org. Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival Make plans to spend some time in historic downtown Port Angeles in late September.

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The Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival is brewing up its second year in the heart of the downtown. The festival will be held Sept. 24 and 25, and will include a weekend of fun with dozens of Northwest breweries and wineries pouring drinks, local artisans, delicious street food, live music and more. Last year’s inaugural event was well attended, and organizers and festival-goers alike are excited about this year’s event. See you in the beer garden! For more information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/artsanddraughts.

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival Each October the smell of freshly-cooked seafood fills the air, and thousands of hungry diners file through gigantic white tents on the Port Angeles waterfront in search of dishes highlighting the bounty of the Northwest. The 15th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is an annual celebration of the North Olympic Peninsula’s diverse bounty — seafood, maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. This year the festival will take place Friday, Oct. 7, to Sunday, Oct. 9. The festival features a community crab feed, the “Grab a Crab” tank derby, live music, vendors, cooking demonstrations, an art show and a 5K run and walk. For more information about the event, visit www.crabfestival.org.

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

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Freshwater Bay

Counterclockwise from top: The quiet waters of Freshwater Bay invite kayakers to enjoy a paddle around the bay’s lone sea stack appropriately named Bachelor Rock. Freshwater Bay is a stop on the Peninsula’s Whale Trail. A kayak is ready to enter the cool waters of the bay.

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Just out of Port Angeles, Freshwater Bay, where river water spills into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is a great place for an outing. Freshwater Bay County Park features 21 acres and has 1,450 lineal feet of public tidelands. The protected bay provides a tranquil location to launch kayaks and small boats to explore beautiful coves while enjoying panoramic views of Vancouver Island and Mount Baker. Once on the secluded bay, it is very common to come face to face with any number of marine mammals including harbor seals, orcas and river otters. Bald eagles often can be found soaring above the bay. Freshwater Bay also is great for standup paddle boarding thanks to relatively shallow and calm waters. A picnic area is located on the bluff above the bay. This area, the park’s restrooms and covered picnic shelters are open May 15 through Sept. 15. The lower picnic site, concrete launch ramp and beach access areas are open throughout the year. The east entrance of the state Department of Natural Resources’ Striped Peak Recreation Area can also be accessed from the park. Freshwater Bay is only 10 miles west of Port Angeles. Just drive west on state Highway 112, then travel 3 miles north on Freshwater Bay Road.


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Easy-to-reach waterfalls

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls can be enjoyed yearround, but the route might require snowshoes in the winter. During the early spring, the runoff from the falls is pretty spectacular. Take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles for 30 miles, or 26 miles east from Forks. Turn southeast on the Sol Duc Hot Springs Road and follow it 14 miles to the trailhead parking lot. Trail guide maps are available at the trailhead. There is a wide gravel trail and a railed viewing area at this falls. Be careful when crossing the bridge over the falls. The wooden planks are slippery from the constant spray from the falls. Marymere Falls is a 1.8-mile roundtrip trail that leads day hikers through some of the Olympic National Park’s most pristine environment, weaving through old-growth forest. To reach the falls, take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles to the Storm King Ranger Station on Lake Crescent. The trailhead begins as a paved walkway that runs alongside the ranger station, a re-creation of the original station built in the early 1900s. You’ll see a nice view of the north side of the lake before wandering inland toward the falls.

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For about the first three-quarters of a mile of the trail, wheelchairs may be used with assistance. The final trek to the falls is a steep uphill climb, with the choice of two lookouts, one about 50 feet above the falls, the other at its base. Madison Creek Falls is an easy hike just west of Port Angeles. Follow U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic Hot Springs Road. Turn south and follow the road to the parking area. The trailhead begins right at the parking lot. This is the Olympic National Park’s most accessible waterfall — only about 150 yards from the parking area over a fully paved, accessible trail. The falls is listed as a 60-foot-high cascade by the National Park Service. Several old-growth trees and stumps line the trail. A nearby picnic area in an old orchard provides an easy place for families to dine and enjoy the beauty of the Elwha Valley. Visit the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail website at www. olympicpeninsulawaterfalltrail.com for directions, photos and details about more than 20 waterfalls.

Marymere Falls

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Razor clams are available on many coastal beaches, but domoic acid, a naturally occurring marine toxin that can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning in humans, sometimes causes digging closures. But in recent years, beaches have routinely opened to harvesting. Other species of shellfish are currently considered unsafe and should not be harvested from any beach on the state coastline. Look for informational signs at beach trailheads about closures. For information on which shellfish are and are not safe, and dates and locations on seasons, phone the state Department of Health’s beach closures/shellfish toxin hotline at 800-562-5632 or visit www. wdfw.wa.gov.


Fishing, hunting rules

Everything from heavy, world-class salmon to small, fun-to-fight alpine brook trout can be caught with a rod and reel in waters across the North Olympic Peninsula. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Washington State Sportfishing Rules pamphlet while you’re here, as well as Olympic National Park official sportfishing guide. The pamphlets detail boundaries and regulations, as well as licensing. Current regulations usually are available at most tackle shops, sporting goods stores or wherever fishing licenses are sold. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations are at 360-9022500, www.wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

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Licensing: Anglers can renew their license by visiting www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov or by calling 866-246-9453. A list of license vendors is available online at www.wdfw. wa.gov/licensing/vendors. Regulations: All anglers should refer to Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations before departing on any trip. Refer to the state’s Sportfishing Rules pamphlet, which is available where licenses are sold or online. Check regulations before fishing. Boater alert: A warning to private boaters with state fishing licenses only: make sure you stay on the U.S. side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Those wanting to try the Canadian half

must obtain a license from British Columbia. Peninsula Daily News publishes local outdoors columns in its sports section Thursdays and Fridays. Columns also are available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

HUNTING

Peninsula visitors can hunt everything from elk and deer to bear and cougar — even rabbit and grouse. Areas around Forks, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay and Sequim provide chances at large Roosevelt elk, while blacktail deer can be found all around the Peninsula. Detailed information about hunting seasons and regulations can be found in the

Washington Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet or the Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Season rules pamphlet. Both of the pamphlets outline specific information about boundaries, restrictions and licensing information. Free pamphlets usually are available wherever licenses are sold and can also be downloaded at www.wdfw.wa.gov. Note that hunting is prohibited inside Olympic National Park. Washington law requires first-time hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, to successfully complete a hunter education class before they can purchase a hunting license.

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EPISCOPAL

St. Andrew’s Episcopal 510 East Park Ave. • 457-4862 (1 block east of PA High School) sapa@olypen.com The Rev. Gail Wheatley

PORT ANGELES Queen of Angels Parish 209 West 11th St. Port Angeles (360) 452.2351 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. Wed. thru Sat. 8:30 a.m.

Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses (except Thursday) Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish

101 E. Maple St., Sequim (360) 683.6076 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Monday & Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday 2 p.m. Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses (except Thursday) Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

UNITY

Unity in the Olympics 2917 E. Myrtle • (360) 457-3981

SUNDAY 9 a.m. Adult Forum & Sunday School 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Nursery available on Sundays

www.standrewpa.org

Port Angeles Church of the Nazarene

Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation

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PENTECOSTAL

Bethany Pentecostal

506 S. Francis • 457-1030 Corner of 5th & Francis Omer Vigoren, Pastor Jeff Douglas, Music/Youth Leader SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service

www.bethanypa.com

BAHA’I The Bahá’i Faith

www.bahai.us • 1-800-22UNITE Port Angeles 360-417-1869

“The happiness of mankind lieth in the the unity and harmony of the human race... Spiritual and material developments are conditioned upon love and amity amoung all men.” Bahá’u’lláh “Is there any Remover of difficulties save God?” The Báb

EVERY WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Christian Maturity Studies Invite your friends & neighbors for clear, biblical preaching, wonderful fellowship, & the invitation to a lasting, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

NONDENOMINATIONAL Calvary Chapel Port Angeles

WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Refuel (worship & bible study), Youth and Kid’s Ministry www.calvarypa.org

JEWISH Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom

Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs

Please call for information about on-going worship and study.

High Holy Days & Other Jewish Holiday Services Social and Cultural Events... Bi-Monthly Newsletter

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EVERY SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery available during AM services

SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Children’s classes during teaching time tought at their level and nursery.

SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service

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Corner of 2nd & Race P.O. Box 2086 • (360) 457-4839 Pastor Neil Castle

213 E. 8th St. • 360-504-2106 (at the corner of Lincoln & 8th) Andrew McLarty, Pastor

WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Evening Service

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SUNDAY 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

MONDAY 8:15 p.m. Compline

SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Silent Meditation 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time

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FOURSQUARE Harbor of Hope Foursquare Church

1018 W. 16th St., Port Angeles (just west of Angeles Millworks) (360) 461-7979 Pastor Davis Rich SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Worship Service WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. Prayer for the Peninsula 6 p.m. Soup & Study at Pastor’s House THURSDAY 6 p.m. Discipleship & Biblical Teaching Monthly Potluck Dinner following Sunday Service (Either 2nd or 3rd Sunday of the Month - depending on holidays & schedule) www.harborofhopechurch.com


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LUTHERAN

CHRISTIAN

Hillcrest Baptist Church

St. Matthew Lutheran

First Christian Church

(SBC) 205 Black Diamond Road 457-7409 Dr. William Gullick, Pastor

PORT ANGELES BIBLE CHURCH Independent Bible Church 452-3351

SATURDAY 6:00 p.m. Upper Room Service 112 North Lincoln St. PA SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship Services 9:50 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 116 E. Ahlvers Road, PA www.indbible.org

Fairview Bible Church

385 O’Brien Road • 457-5905 (1/4 mi. south of KOA from Hwy. 101 E.) P.O. Box 1281 Derrell Sharp, Pastor SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages 10:10 a.m. Meet & Greet 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Bible Study, all ages 11 a.m. Worship 6 p.m. Prayer Time Nursery provided WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer SPECIAL SUMMER ACTIVITY 9 a.m. Block Party/ Car Show on July 21-23 (Car Show 23rd only) Bouncy House and other activities for the kids! Call for more info regarding other church activities.

First Baptist Church

Leading people in an ever changing culture to the hope of Jesus (American) 105 West 6th Street • (360) 457-3313 Tim Hughes, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 & 11 a.m. Worship Service (nursery available)

(Missouri Synod) Lincoln at 13th St. • (360) 457-4122 Patrick Lovejoy, Pastor SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Adult Bible Class 8:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Service WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. Free Dinner Call for more information regarding other church activities.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & Preschool (ELCA) 301 East Lopez • (360) 452-2323 www.htlcpa.com htlc@olypen.com Pastors Olaf & Kristin Luana Baumann

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Education (Sept.-May) Nursery available during morning services Broadcast on KONP 1450 at 11 a.m. We have many ongoing Bible studies, youth and social activities. Call us for more info.

www.fairviewbible.net

Center for Spiritual Living Port Angeles

METHODIST

First United Methodist Church

110 E. 7th St. (7th & Laurel) (360) 452-8971 office@pafumc.org website: www.pafumc.org SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Noon Fellowship Time Nursery provided for all services FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. Friendship Dinner for all–Free Contact us for info about the Clothes Closet and other programs for all ages.

Our Gatherings

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian

139 West 8th • (360) 452-4781 Ted Mattie, Pastor Paul Smithson, Pastoral Assistant SUNDAY 8:30 a.m./11 a.m. Worship Services (school year) 9:45 a.m. Sunday School (school year) Nursery provided For more information call church office or visit us on our website www.fpcpa.org

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Sunday School-All Ages 10:00 a.m. Worship Service TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Bible Study Coffee Fellowship Hour to greet new friends and visitors immediately following worship hour.

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www.firstbaptistpa.org

New in town? Passing through? We’d love to have you worship with us.

(Disciples of Christ) Park & Race • (360) 457-7062 Joe Gentzler, Pastor

MEDITATION MONDAY 6:30-7:30 p.m. TEACH TUESDAY 6:30 p.m. WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30 p.m. TALK THURSDAY (w/special music) 6:30-7:30 p.m. (social time after) FUNDAY FRIDAY Varies We are open, safe, creative, inclusive, Spiritual Community, where we experience Divine Love and connection everyday!

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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Looking for a different kind of “church” community?

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Many Paths In The Quest For Faith 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program-Enrichment & Play Fellowship Hour following the service Between Sequim & Port Angeles 73 Howe Rd, Agnew off N. Barr Rd. Between Hwy 101 & Old Olympic Welcoming Congregation Email: admin@olympicuuf.org Facebook: OlympicUUFellowship www.olympicuuf.org (360) 417-2665

PRESBYTERIAN REFORMED Redeeming Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church Meeting at Port Angeles Senior Center 328 E. 7th Street (Corner of S. Peabody St.)

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Study Hour 11:00 a.m. Worship Service For information: (360) 504-1950 www.rgopc.org

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Joyce

For a small town, Joyce has a really big personality. What the town, located just west of Port Angeles, lacks in size it makes up for with fun festivals, historical sites and a general store that offers an eclectic array of goods you need to see to believe. So plan to stop in Joyce during your visit. Joyce General Store is what you think of when you think of a small-town momand-pop shop in the Northwest. This quaint little store is located just 16 miles west of Port Angeles in the town of Joyce. The store, built in 1911 by Joe Joyce, from whom the town gets its name, remains very much the same — false front, beaded ceilings, wooden floor. Much of the store’s interior is made of remnants from the opera house and Markhum House, which stood in the township of Port Crescent in the 1800s. Port Crescent was located a few miles north of Joyce on what is now Crescent Beach. Joyce Museum, housed in a former railroad station, is located next door. Built in 1915, it is considered to the last remaining log depot from the Milwaukee Road. Museum displays include railroad memorabilia with photos and artifacts of Port Crescent, Gettysburg, Disque, Twin, Piedmont, Camp Hayden at Tongue Point,

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Lake Crescent, Sol Duc and, of course, Joyce. It is built of Alaska yellow cedar and was restored by the Joyce Museum Society in 2002. Phone 360-928-3568 for hours of operation and other information. A popular local event is the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, a one-day event that takes place the first weekend of August and features blackberry pies, piemaking contests, a community pancake breakfast, a lively parade, arts and crafts

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Festivities begin at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Handmade blackberry pies, vendors, games, parade, prizes, & live music throughout the day!

vendors and much more. Blackberry brambles can be seen growing along highways and most side roads across the Peninsula and have been known to take over open fields and backyards if not cut back substantially. The reward from letting these prickly vines grow is delicious blackberries. This year’s Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival takes place Aug. 6, and promises to deliver some of the best blackberry treats you have ever tasted. For information, visit www.joycedaze.org.


Salt Creek Recreation Area

One of the county’s most popular parks, Salt Creek Recreation Area near Joyce, offers visitors forests, rocky bluffs, tide pools, a sandy beach and campsites, and features wonderful panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay and Vancouver Island. Highlighted as a premiere birding site, Salt Creek is on the National Audubon’s Olympic Loop of the Greater Washington State Birding Trail. The area was once the location of Camp Hayden, a World War II harbor defense military base. Two concrete bunkers preserve its military history. The area was purchased after being decommissioned at the end of World War II. The adjacent Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary includes a rocky outcropping that, at low tide, reveals starfish, sea urchins, limpets, sea cucumbers and many other forms of marine life. When you visit tidal areas, practice tide pool etiquette. Remember the Makah tribal saying: “Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints.” The waters surrounding Salt Creek are popular spots for kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding. Mountain bikers and hikers can access the state’s Striped Peak Recreation Area from the Salt Creek area. Salt Creek is a popular camping sites

Salt Creek Recreation Area for families. Park amenities include one picnic shelter with a fireplace, play equipment, basketball, volleyball and horseshoe courts and a softball field, plus several trails. For details about camping reservations, visit www.clallam.net/Parks/SaltCreek.html or phone 360-928-3441. The scenic Whale Trail is a string of 20 locations around Washington where visitors are likely to see whales and other marine mammals from shore. A sign at Salt Creek Recreation Area — positioned in the northwest corner of the park, near the stairs leading to Tongue Point — overlooks Crescent Bay, where

gray whales often are seen. Along state Highway 112, which is also known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway, Whale Trail sites are found at Freshwater Bay County Park, the Sekiu Overlook and Shipwreck Point. For more information about the trail, visit www.thewhaletrail.org. To reach Salt Creek Recreation Area, take state Highway 112 west from Port Angeles toward Joyce. After nine miles, turn right (north) onto Camp Hayden Road (near Milepost 54). Travel about three miles. The park entrance will be located on your right.

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Warmth, friendliness, local color and a touch of history come with every purchase. The Joyce General Store, located on Hwy. 112 between beautiful Lake Crescent and Crescent Beach, has been in the same family for 48-plus years. We are more than happy to take time to chat and tell you about visiting the mythical University of Joyce. We will also give any directions to anywhere you might be interested in. “The finest people from all over the country pass through our doors. We welcome them as friends as well as customers.”

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Drop in at the Joyce General Store and step into a building that has had few changes since the early 1900’s. The false front, beaded ceiling, oiled wood floors and many of the fixtures remain the same. Much of the interior of the store is from the Markham House Hotel which stood in the now vanished town of Port Crescent in the 1800’s. The store carries gas, groceries, tackle, bait, and other items. There JOYCE GENERAL STORE also are unique gifts, souvenirs, and in beautiful downtown Joyce • 360-928-3568 Indian arts and crafts.

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Historic lodges

Staying in a historic lodge is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the area. Four lodges on the Olympic Peninsula provide comfortable accommodations directly inside Olympic National Park. Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort (open late spring to early fall) offers several rustic cabins that are free of modern distractions such as telephones, televisions and radios. These cabins offer access to mineral hot spring soaking pools and one freshwater pool. Kalaloch Lodge (open year-round) is perched high on a bluff just steps from a pristine stretch of a sandy Pacific Ocean beach. The main lodge offers two suites with stunning ocean views and three rooms. There are also several cabins and additional rooms in the Seacrest Building. Lake Crescent Lodge (open late spring to Jan. 1) was built in 1915 and is an ideal base camp for enjoying the park. A variety of guest room options are available, including the lakeside Roosevelt cottages. Log Cabin Resort (open May to September) offers lakeside chalets, lodge rooms, cabins, full hook-up RV sites and tent camping sites. Although it is not located within Olympic National Park, nearby Lake Quinault Lodge (open year-round) was built in 1926 and has several room choices, many with lakeside views, as well as boathouse rooms that are pet-friendly.

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Counterclockwise from top: Quinault Lodge offers rooms with forest and lakeside views. Lake Crescent Lodge has a variety of rooms and cottages along the shores of the beautiful lake. Kalaloch Lodge features a variety of rooms and easy access to the Pacific Ocean.

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Lake Crescent

Spruce Railroad Trail is an 8-mile round-trip hike that runs along the north shore of the lake. The trail dates back to 1918 when the U.S. Army built a railroad track to make airplane frames for World War I. Though millions of dollars were spent, the railway wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completed until 19 days after the war ended. The rails were later removed, but the trail remains for hikers and mountain bikers to enjoy. More information about hiking along the trail is available at the Storm King Ranger Station. The turnoff from U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic National Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Storm King Ranger Station leads to several picnic tables nestled in the trees, and makeshift sites along the shoreline provide the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner. Last-minute lunch supplies can be purchased at Shadow Mountain General Store, located along U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Sutherland, or at Fairholm General Store, located at the west end of the lake. The Storm King Ranger Station area includes restrooms and access to potable water, a ranger station, a boat launch and trails. After a relaxing picnic, consider getting out on the water. Boat launches are located at both east and west ends of the lake. Rowboats are available for rental from historical Lake Crescent Lodge. The popular trail to Marymere Falls (p. 126) also starts from the Storm King Ranger Station. Whether it is taking a row, kayaking, sailing or simply relaxing on the beaches and shores, Lake Crescent is a great place to visit, hike and stay for the night. There are several lodging options if you want to extend your Lake Crescent experience. On the west end of Lake Crescent, the Fairholme Campground has 87 campsites, one of which is wheelchair-accessible. The campground is open May through mid-fall. Sites cost $20 per night and are first-come, first-served.

View from Mount Storm King

The clear cool waters of Lake Crescent The Fairholme Campground Trail begins across Camp David Junior Road and wanders through dense stands of trees. For less primitive accommodations, try Lake Crescent Lodge or Log Cabin Resort. Historic Lake Crescent Lodge is located at Barnes Point on Lake Crescent Road just off Highway 101. (See Page 134 for details.) Log Cabin Resort is located on the other side of the lake on East Beach Road, north of U.S. Highway 101. Visit www.olympicnationalparks.com/stay/ lodging/log-cabin-resort for details.

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Second Beach

DISCOVER COASTAL HIKES, TEMPERATE RAIN FORESTS, FISHING AND MORE IN

FORKS/WEST END

Those looking for a taste of the rugged Pacific Northwest will find it on the West End of the Olympic Peninsula. Surreal and fantastically green rain forests and wild coastal beaches are plentiful. Ready for adventure?

Gigantic trees draped in moss surrounded by enormous ferns, beaches dotted with sea stacks and rolling rivers tinted by

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examples of a temperate rain forest in the world. Located along the Pacific Ocean, La Push is home to the Quileute tribe. In spring, visitors can

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look for migrating gray whales, while surfing and kayaking off First Beach. Fishing charters are popular during the summer months.


The coast with the most

Another natural glory of the West End is the accessibility of its beautiful beaches. Close to La Push are scenic and rugged Second Beach and Third Beach. Both involve short hikes through forest but are worth the effort as you are rewarded with long stretches of sandy beach. Sea stacks decorate the landscape and provide inspiration to snap a photograph or two. When the tide is out be sure to carefully peek around the edges of rocks and sea stacks for a glimpse at what lives in the Pacific. Ruby Beach, located about 35 miles south of Forks, is one of the most scenic beaches in the state. It offers rugged sea stacks, flat sand and a small stream that flows through it at the base of the short trail from the parking lot. Beaches in the Kalaloch strip of coastline are easy walks from car to shore. The beaches are numbered 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

Quileute tribe welcomes visitors

La Push is a wonderful place to stretch your legs after making the journey to the coast. The seafront town is the home of the Quileute tribe and offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. You can stroll to First Beach to watch surfers catch a wave or simply to watch seabirds soar above James Island (the island is called a-ka-lat in the Quileute language, which translates to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;top of the rockâ&#x20AC;?). The island, located at the mouth of the Quillayute River, is sacred to tribal members. Throughout the years, the island has been used to spot whales and was a burial spot for Quileute chiefs. Public access to the island is not permitted. First Beach is one of the main spots to watch for gray whales as they migrate along the coast. The beach also is an ideal location to watch tribal fishermen return after a long day on the water. A short stroll to the Quileute Harbor Marina will allow you to see them unload their catches and to view colorful stacks of crab pots, nets and coolers. Keep your eyes open for brown pelicans, which often fish in the river. As you wander through town, stop by the general store for a snack and head back out to the beach to watch the sun set over the Pacific.

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Abundant rain forests, wild rivers and coastal beaches are just part of the allure of the wild and wonderful West End. Forests in the Quinault, Queets, Hoh and Bogachiel valleys are dazzling examples of primeval temperate rain forest. The drive to get there is beautiful in its own right, but the going can be slower than most North Olympic Peninsula trips. The main route, U.S. Highway 101, twists and turns around beautiful Lake Crescent, and you might compete with recreational vehicles and log trucks, but gaining an appreciation for natural beauty — pristine even outside Olympic National Park boundaries — makes it worthwhile. Have your camera ready to take photos at a moment’s notice. There will be a lot of photo opportunities so be ready. There are several marked scenic overlooks to stop at along the way. The beauty of Lake Crescent is difficult to resist and the lure of the Sol Duc Valley might inspire you to stop and explore on your journey to the West End. It is common to see a bald eagle soaring above Lake Crescent or elk drinking in the Hoh River. Stop in Forks to stretch your legs, buy lunch and learn about the town. A self-guided tour allows those wanting a look back in history to stop at signposts in downtown Forks that feature pictures and stories about historical buildings or happenings. For more information about the tours, make a stop at the Forks Chamber of Commerce at 1411 S. Forks Ave. (360374-2531, www.forkswa.com).


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Forks Timber Museum and Loggers Memorial

To understand the history and importance of logging on the West End, stop by the Forks Timber Museum and Loggers Memorial. Look for the log cabin at the south end of Forks with the loggers out front — next door to the Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave. Built in 1989 by the Forks High School carpentry class and local volunteers, this cozy museum offers a self-guided interactive look into the local history of homesteading, farming, logging and Native American cultures — with a large dose of history thrown in. Children 12 and younger receive free entry with a paid adult admission and will be entertained with the Museum Hunt — finding things as they go through the museum. At the end of the “hunt,” children will be given a prize. Displays include a pioneer “home” with a wind-up phonograph, ringer washer, cast-iron stove and other old-time items. A loggers bunkhouse, chain saw display and hand saws of all kinds are displayed. Models of old-time steam donkeys and tractors plus historic photographs are featured. A small gift shop offers locally made items to help fund the museum. Outside the museum, you will find the Forks Loggers Memorial, old equipment and a garden along with picnic tables. The museum is open daily. Entry costs $3. Visit www.forkstimbermuseum.org for more information or phone 360-374-9663. L e t

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In May 1991, during the height of the northern spotted owl controversy, the city of Forks was looking for a way to get the real story about logging out to the visitors to the area. In an effort to portray what logging and milling really were about, the Forks Chamber of Commerce soon created a logging and mill tour. Since its inception, thousands have climbed aboard the “crew bus” driven by volunteer guides, all are retired from the timber industry, and driven over logging roads to an active logging site and an operating lumber mill. During tours, participants will be given an overview of the history of logging in the area as well as information about how logging practices have grown and changed in recent years. Attendees also will learn about the policies that affect forests and the global impacts of good forest management. Tours are offered on Wednesdays from May 25 through Sept. 7. The tour is free, but donations are gladly accepted to offset fuel costs. To reserve space on a tour or for more details including tour times, phone the Forks Visitor Center at 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757. Tours leave from the Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., at 9 a.m. Tours last about three hours.

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The Rainforest Arts Center celebrated its grand opening during RainFest 2015. It is located at 35 N. Forks Ave., on the former site of the IOOF Hall, that later became the original Rainforest Arts Center, and the Olympic Pharmacy building that was last occupied by the Dazzled By Twilight store. Both buildings were destroyed in a fire that took place Oct. 29, 2012. The new $2.64 million, 6,300-squarefoot structure is owned by the city of Forks and was replaced with insurance funds. The vacant lot next door was purchased by the local theater group and donated to the city. Many of the center’s design elements resulted from residents coming together to build something for the community. Local high school students installed a Northwest-themed mural made from square log ends in the lobby with guidance from NAC Architecture of Seattle, which designed the building. Working closely with NAC, University of Washington architecture students designed and built acoustical wall panels as part of their fabrication project. A local mill donated a large curved wood beam window seat. The community has embraced the new facility, and it has already served a variety of uses. This new addition to the heart of Forks, since its opening, has hosted the Washington State Supreme Court, meetings, movies, weddings, concerts, dances, art shows and more. The great room even played host to “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer during her visit to Forks in September 2015.


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Historically Forks is known as a timber town and the gateway to wild beaches. In more recent years, it has gained fame thanks to the Twilight series, which featured books and movies. To learn more about Forks’ part in Twilight, turn to (p. 148). Forks also is known for its annual rainfall, and celebrates the moisture that falls from the sky each April during RainFest. The phrase “long may it rain” has been an unofficial town slogan throughout the years. Visitors to Forks will find a nice selection of locally owned hotels, bed and breakfasts, cafes and retail stores.

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Once inside the found items go floor to ceiling. In addition to assortments of shoes, camera bags and other lost-at-sea items, Anderson displays a row of Raggedy Ann heads that are a bit unnerving. Anderson jokes that if you are ever stranded on the beach and need to brush your teeth it is likely a tooth brush will wash up on shore. Yes, he even has a container full of used tooth brushes on display. Mixed in with mundane items that have been thrown into the sea are other items that tell of life lost. One of the most compelling items on

display is an unused survival suit. The suit came from a vessel that sank off the mouth of the Columbia River that sank so fast the crew didn’t have time to take advantage of their survival suits, all hands lost. The unused suit eventually washed up on shore. Anderson’s collection of plastic buoys, glass and plastic floats, fishing weights, hooks, nets and other fishing-related items is impressive and vast. When visitors are done admiring Anderson’s collection they can make a stop at the “Gift Shop” where museum-goers can buy some beach memorabilia or one of

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East of U.S. 101, Olympic National Park’s Hoh Rain Forest ­­— which is the result of the West End getting 100-plus inches of rain each year — is one of the best examples of a temperate rain forest in the world. Less than an hour from downtown Forks, the forest is reached by the Upper Hoh Road off Highway 101. The trees of the forest can grow as tall as 300 feet with a circumference of 23 feet around. Several roadside parking areas provide easy access to short trails that meander through old-growth trees and lead to viewing areas with great views of the Hoh River. Once you’ve stretched your legs, head back to the car for the scenic and seemingly endless drive to the Hoh Rain Forest. Start exploring the forest by hiking the Hall of Mosses. This trail leads visitors through old big-leaf maples decorated with spikemoss that seems to glow after rain or following a heavy dew. Watch for nurse logs — fallen trees that have become seedbeds for seedlings and ferns. The trek is an easy 0.8-mile loop that takes about 45 minutes round-trip. This family-friendly hike starts at the Hoh Visitor Center at the end of Hoh River Road. Near the center of the Hall of Mosses is the Spruce Nature Trail, a 1.2-mile loop through the rain forest to the Hoh River. The trail meanders by the Hoh River and provides a chance to view elk exploring its braided gravel bars and cobbled rock banks. The well-maintained path wanders through impressive stands of old-growth Sitka spruce and other conifers with moss creating a surreallooking canopy. Budget about an hour for the round-trip hike. Travel south on Highway 101, and you’ll come across the green scenery at Queets. As the road begins to wind inland, take a drive to Lake Quinault. This glacier-carved lake is surrounded by the old-growth trees of the Quinault Rain Forest. Sometimes called the Valley of the Rain Forest Giants, this area is home to some of the state’s largest and most impressive trees. A 30-mile drive loops around Lake Quinault and could reveal elk feeding on vine maple buds. A 0.2-mile trail near Lake Quinault Lodge will take you to the largest Sitka spruce tree in the world.

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Counterclockwise from top: A nurse log colonnade, moss and dozens shades of green greet rain forest visitors. Ducks swim along waterways near the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Ferns line the forest floor of the Quinault Rain Forest. Roosevelt elk are a common sight in West End rain forests.

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The West End is one of the best places to view wildlife on the Olympic Peninsula. Deer and Roosevelt elk can be found munching on grass, and ground squirrels are a common sight in area forests. Harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters and gray and humpback whales are abundant along the coast. Bald eagles soar overhead while seabased birds dive into the ocean and rivers in search of a snack. Olympic National Park provides one of the last remaining large tracts of intact primeval forest in the lower 48 states. These moist forests provide habitat for northern spotted owls, marbled murrelets and a variety of amphibians.

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Forever Twilight in Forks

Die-hard Twilight fans, eager to see the location of author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling books, travel to the North Olympic Peninsula to retrace the footprints of their favorite characters. Although none of the movies was filmed in the small town of Forks, people from all over the world have come to the West End, making stops everywhere from Forks High School, where Bella and Edward met, out to La Push, where Bella visits her werewolf friend, Jacob. The majority of the four books of the Twilight series — and five motion pictures — are set in Forks. Fans will celebrate “Forever Twilight in Forks” from Sept. 8-11. The annual event, held the weekend closest to Bella’s birthday (Sept. 13) is a way for fans to unite and reunite and enjoy the beautiful area that was the setting of the book series.

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For more information about the event, visit www.forevertwilightinforks.com. Although Meyer didn’t have specific Forks homes in mind when she wrote the books — she didn’t visit Forks until after the first book was completed — the Forks Chamber of Commerce has dubbed a couple of homes as those of Bella and Edward. The McIrvin residence at 775 K St. is considered the home of Bella and her police chief father. Fans are welcome to drive by the house, but since it is a private residence, they are asked to respect the family’s privacy and not go on the property. The Miller Tree Inn, 654 E. Division St., with its large windows and open and airy layout, fits the bill for the Cullen house, residence of Edward and his vampire family. Feel free to take pictures, but do not go inside unless you are a guest. 

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Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., to take photos next to a replica of Bella’s truck from the books and the movies. Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan Ave., is where the characters attend school and where Bella met Edward. Forks Police Department, 500 E. Division St., is where Police Chief Charlie Swan, Bella’s father, works. Forks Community Hospital, 530 Bogachiel Way, is where Bella — a selfproclaimed klutz — is a frequent visitor, and where Dr. Carlisle Cullen — Edward’s “father” — is employed. Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave., is considered the “Newton’s Olympic Outfitters” store owned by the Newton family and where Bella works. Welcome to Forks sign, located at the north entrance to Forks to take a photo.

revealed to be a werewolf. The cliffs where the werewolves and Bella are said to have gone cliff diving are visible from La Push — but visitors should know that cliff diving is illegal and dangerous. The Quileute have a connection to wolves in legends, but no werewolves and vampires actually exist in them.

Bella Italia in the novel) after he saves her in the alley. The bookstore where Bella goes to shop after her friends look for dresses has two possibilities. It could either be Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., or Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., which are within walking distance of Bella Italia. Although the store where Bella’s friends More to see in Port Angeles buy their dresses also is not named in the The former Lincoln Theater, 132 E. First books, Black Diamond Bridal, 109 E. First St., is considered the same cinema where some of the characters see films. The theater St., is considered the store where the characters shopped in Port Angeles. closed in 2014. The first three film adaptaBella would have flown into quaint tions of the books were shown here. William R. Fairchild International Just down the street from the theater is Bella Italia, 118 E. First St., where Edward Airport, located off Airport Road on the and Bella have their first date (called La outskirts of Port Angeles.

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Rialto Beach Olympic National Park provides a campground with flush toilets and water, although no utility hookups are available for recreational vehicles. Kalaloch Lodge also has rustic cabins and other accommodations. Both locations are open all year. More information can be obtained by phoning the park at 360-565-3130 or the lodge at 360-962-2271. The Peninsula’s northern and Pacific coasts offer a wealth of beaches for recreational fun, but if you explore keep an eye on the tides and surf. Rescues by the Coast Guard, Olympic National Park rangers or both are occasionally necessary for people who either failed or didn’t know to consult a tide table and weather report. Headlands extending out to the water’s edge can create alcoves and grottos that may

be readily accessible by thin strips of beach exposed during low tides. Unfortunately, when the tide turns, the incoming waters can trap visitors who must frantically scramble to reach high ground. Beware of “king tides” — higher-thanusual winter tides that embrace Washington shores — which occur when the gravitational pulls of the sun and moon reinforce one another. Informative and easy-to-read tide books are available at local shops across the North Olympic Peninsula. Keep an eye on waves, whether you’re in the water or along the shore, and be aware of tidal changes. Remember that logs so easily tossed ashore are still loose so care should be taken when climbing over logs. Many a beachcomber has fallen and been hurt when logs shift on the beach.

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A camera is very important to carry along during your visit to Washington’s coastal beaches, and the West End has some of the most accessible beaches on the North Olympic Peninsula. Rialto Beach features views of islands, pounding waves, giant drift logs and plenty of beach cobbles, making it one of the most popular beaches to visit. Hole-in-the-Wall, a natural sea-carved arch, is about 1.5 miles north of Rialto Beach. It is within the Olympic wilderness but can easily be reached at low tide from Rialto Beach. At about 1 mile, you will reach Ellen Creek. To avoid wet footwear, look for a log to cross or take your shoes off to plod through the chilly water. Do not cross through Hole-in-the-Wall when the tide begins to cover the floor of the arch, as high tide can block passage. Use care when exploring under and near the arch. Rialto Beach, located about 75 miles from Port Angeles, is accessible by Mora Road, off La Push Road. The Kalaloch area of Washington’s wild, wondrous coast — about 35 miles south of Forks on U.S. Highway 101 — has all-season attractions. Ruby Beach is at the northernmost tip of the seven main spots in the Kalaloch area. Marked trails offer easy access to pristine, sandy beaches. Migrating shorebirds and sea mammals such as otters can be observed, especially with binoculars. At low tide, seek out the tide pools for a glimpse at all the marine life. Grab your shovel and bucket during extremely low or minus tides and go clamming on the exposed beaches or crabbing in the shallow waters. Beware of “killer logs,” as the locals call them. The tall conifers that make the area beautiful can be a hazard when washed up by the surf as logs and driftwood. As you clamber over these beached logs, it’s hard to believe you can’t always see them coming, but as a wave crests, it can obscure your view of what is riding behind it. Those who want to stay a night or two in the area have a few options.


Native American Tribes

Jamestown S’Klallam tribe Members of Klallam communities formed the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. The tribe’s complex is located east of Sequim in Blyn, right off U.S. Highway 101. The tribe operates several businesses located along the highway in Blyn, including 7 Cedars Casino — the largest casino on the Peninsula. The tribe also operates the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, located on Woodcock Road, that is known for its crab-shaped sand trap. For details, visit www.jamestowntribe.org.

Lower Elwha Klallam tribe Today, the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe resides in the Lower Elwha River Valley and adjacent bluffs, but has lived on the river for thousands of years. The tribe’s home once made up a majority of the Peninsula. In fact, Port Angeles was once home to a huge village called Tse-whit-zen, which was unearthed in 2003 at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor. Many of the artifacts found are being stored at the Burke Museum in Seattle. Others can be viewed at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St. (p. 119). The tribe operates various enterprises in the Port Angeles area including the Elwha River Casino, located at 631 Stratton Road. Visit www.elwha.org for more tribal details.

Counterclockwise from top: Makah tribal members paddle a traditional canoe ashore for a ceremony during the regional Canoe Journey. A totem pole watches over A-KaLat Center in La Push, home of the Quileute tribe. The Jamestown S’Klallam tribe owns and operates 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn.

Quileute tribe The Quileute gained recent fame due to the success of the Twilight books and movies. While the fictional Quileute have legends of vampires and werewolves, no such stories exist in reality. But the tribe and many of the places mentioned in the books, including La Push and First Beach, are quite real and have been occupied by the tribe for hundreds of years. La Push is about one square mile, but the tribe’s territory once stretched along the shores of the Pacific. Visitors can stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and enjoy the beauty of coastal beaches, surf or watch for whales and other wildlife. Each year, the tribe holds Quileute Days, a celebration rich in tradition. This year’s event will be held July 15-17. For information, visit www.quileutenation.org.

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Makah tribe The Makah Nation is located on the northwestern tip of the Peninsula. It is the home of the celebrated Makah Cultural and Research Center (p. 162), which houses, among other things, the extensive Ozette collection. From the reservation you can also reach Cape Flattery, the northwestern-most point of the lower 48 states. While Neah Bay is a small community, people wanting to extend their stay will find a variety of lodging choices, restaurants and stores for groceries and supplies. During the summer months, the Makah Marina is a busy place with fishing charter boats and tribal fisherman returning with the catch of the day. Each August, Makah Days, an annual celebration featuring traditional dancing, singing canoe races and more is held. This year’s celebration will take place Aug. 26-28. For more information about the tribe, visit www.makah.com.

Lower Elwha Klallam tribe welcomes Canoe Journey participants

Hoh tribe The Hoh tribe is a small community in West Jefferson County, located along the mouth of the Hoh River that runs untouched by dikes or diversion into the Pacific Ocean. The Hoh River — famous for its king salmon run — is jammed at its mouth with a maze of massive spruce, hemlock and cedar old-growth driftwood. The river is the focal point of the tribe’s identity and stories. Flooding is a nearly constant problem as the reservation is located on one square mile of land on a flood plain at the mouth of the Hoh River; however, additional land the tribe acquired will allow it to relocate much of the reservation to higher ground. For more information about the tribe, visit www.hohtribe-nsn.org. Quinault Nation The Quinault Nation consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes ­— Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook and Cowlitz. The Quinault Nation is located in the rainsoaked lands on the southwestern portion of the Olympic Peninsula.

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Quileute tribe’s Welcoming of the Whales ceremony

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West End refuges

From Grays Harbor to Neah Bay, more than 600 rocks, reefs and islands dot the rugged coastline. Three wildlife refuges totaling 430 acres are within the boundaries of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Olympic National Park. Hundreds of seabirds and other marine animals can be observed from vantage points along the way, particularly near Kalaloch and La Push. During migration seasons, more than 1 million birds gather in the area. The Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge runs from Cape Flattery to the Ozette area. Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge extends from that southern boundary to about Kalaloch. The last of the three refuges is Copalis National Wildlife Refuge, from south of Queets to just north of Grays Harbor. All refuges are closed to the public to protect the habitat. But visitors can observe crowds of seabirds, either from land or sea. A good pair of lightweight binoculars and a camera are good accessories to have on hand. Protective rain gear, or at least a sturdy plastic bag, is recommended to protect cameras from rain showers. When walking along coastal beaches be aware of tides, weather, beach logs and other dangers. Most of the islands are small enough that they never earned names on a map. Destruction Island and Point Grenville are among some of the better-known locations. Refuge staff warn that boaters should stay at least 200 yards off the islands, both for their own safety and to avoid disturbing birds. The refuge areas are the primary breeding grounds for the tufted puffin, with its striped head and peculiar beak, and the common murre, which resembles a little penguin. The region, where 80 percent of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seabird population nests, supports 12 types of marine birds. In addition, peregrine falcons and bald eagles reside with their cousins. Several types of seals, sea lions and otters also stop by the local kelp beds. 154

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Counterclockwise from top: A variety of birds can easily be spotted off West End beaches. A gray jay waits for food in the Kalaloch area. Ducks dry off on a shoreline after searching for food. Oystercatchers see what tide has left for dinner on rocks off Beach 4.

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Views from the edge of the Earth

The Cape Flattery Trail, a short trail featuring boardwalk, stone and gravel steps, and four observation decks, offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Tatoosh Island and the Cape Flattery Lighthouse. The lighthouse, built in 1858, is now automated. The trail is a Makah Wilderness Area, so please stay on the trail and supervise children closely. You will need a $10 per car Makah Recreation Permit to hike the Cape Flattery Trail. Permits can be purchased at the Makah Marina, Washburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store, Makah Tribal Center, Makah Mini Mart and the Makah Museum.

View wildlife at every turn

Clallam Bay, Sekiu and Neah Bay are great places to view wildlife ranging from bald eagles and an array of sea birds to harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters and gray and humpback whales. As you travel along state Highway 112, which is also known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway, you will find easy access to a number of beaches. Stop to take a photo or two and see what the tide left behind. The winding drive offers several just-offthe-road overlooks that are perfect for trying to spot whales as they move along the coast in search of food.

Counterclockwise from top: Views of the Pacific Ocean from the Cape Flattery Trail are beautiful and plentiful. Tatoosh Island and Cape Flattery Lighthouse can be seen at the end of the Cape Flattery Trail. Gulls wait for the tide to wash ashore breakfast at Point of the Arches in Olympic National Park.

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The Makah Nation is located in Neah Bay on the northwestern tip of the Peninsula. It is the home of the Makah Cultural and Research Center, which houses, among other things, the extensive Ozette collection. Turn to Page 162 to learn more about the museum. From the reservation, you also can reach Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the lower 48 states. Each August, the tribe invites the public to celebrate Makah Days, an annual event featuring traditional dancing, singing and drumming, canoe races, salmon bakes, fireworks and more. The 2016 Makah Days will be held Aug. 26-28. Visit www.makah.com for more information about the tribe.

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Pillar Point County Park

Counterclockwise from top: A family searches for crab at Pillar Point County Park. Clallam Bay Spit Community Beach County Park features a mile of sand/ gravel saltwater beach and easy access to the Clallam River. A heron waits patiently for dinner in the waters off Pillar Point.

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Located 10 miles east of Clallam Bay along scenic Highway 112 you will find Pillar Point County Park. The 4.3-acre park offers saltwater-beach access and a concrete launch ramp for small boats, and is a great place to start a kayak trip. When the tide is out, it feels as though you could walk for days out on the mudflats before reaching water. Look for shells and interesting beach cobbles as you stroll, but don’t forget to look up once in a while. It is not uncommon to view eagles in this area. The mudflats are a hunting spot for crabs when the season opens. Pull off the road for a picnic or to stretch your legs. Picnic tables are nestled under shade trees and provide a panoramic viewpoint to enjoy watching birds search for food in tide pools and in the cool waters offshore. This is also the location of an Audubondesignated IBA (Important Bird Area) due to the unique estuary bay shoreline habitat and wide variety of shorebirds.

Clallam Bay Spit

Stop by this 33-acre day-use county park located in the center of the Clallam Bay community, where the water of the Clallam River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Clallam Bay Spit Community Beach County Park is jointly managed with Washington State Parks. The park includes public access to Clallam Spit, a mile of a sand/gravel saltwater beach and access to the Clallam River. The park’s location provides a constant source of food for birds. Watch for bald eagles and osprey feeding on the beach. Watch for oystercatchers, cormorants and other birds on offshore rocks. It also is common to see a variety of marine life just offshore including harbor seals, sea lions and sometimes even whales. The interaction between the river and the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s tides often result in drastic changes in the landscape. A picnic area and full-service restroom are available. The area is a wonderful place to stretch your legs before hitting the road again to continue to Sekiu and Neah Bay.

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Fishing opportunities

Clallam Bay and Sekiu (pronounced SEEK-you) are the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s fishing headquarters. Here you can find charters for fishing — halibut, salmon, lingcod and rockfish are good catches — plus diving, kayaking, whale watching, birdwatching and general sightseeing. Vacation homes, beach cabins, bed and breakfasts and resorts offer guests comfort-

able places to stay, while local restaurants serve up fresh-off-the-boat fish and other seafood. The beach area between the two towns is a good place to beachcomb, hunt agates and explore tide pools. For more details about Clallam Bay and Sekiu, contact the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber of Commerce (360-963-2339, www. clallambay.com or www.sekiu.com). A little farther down the highway, the

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Makah Marina is a popular place to start a fishing trip. A number of guides operate charters out of Neah Bay and offer an array of opportunities to catch your limit. Marine tours of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary are available through some sport fishing companies. Neah Bay Chamber of Commerce (www.neahbaywa.com) features more information about fishing in Neah Bay.

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Ozette Loop

Counterclockwise from top: Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from headlands along the Ozette Loop will have hikers reaching for their cameras. Take note — the well-worn boardwalk can be very slippery in spots. Low tide at Cape Alava reveals tide pools to explore.

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The 3.3-mile hike to the campground at Cape Alava sounds easy: A short jaunt on a boardwalk to the Pacific Ocean. The stroll along the beach to the petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks to the south sounds equally inviting. Don’t be fooled. The boardwalk can be treacherous in spots. It is quite slick when wet and the beach is an ankle-bending jumble of rock and gravel. The trail starts at the Ozette Ranger Station with a bridge crossing the tranquil, tannin-stained water of the Ozette River. The path soon splits in the woods, one branch heading west toward Cape Alava, the other southwest to Sand Point. Each trail forms a leg of a triangle loop hike, with a 2.9-mile stretch of beach forming the third leg. The path traverses an up-and-down path through young spruce and hemlock packed tight with ferns and other greenery. Part way through the hike, the trail enters a clearing, once the site for homesteader Lars Ahlstrom. After the prairie, the boardwalk plunges into the dark heart of a forest of spruce and ferns. The sound of ocean surf and the fresh whiff of ocean air soon spur weary legs to a scenic overview of the rocky coast: The many weather-beaten rock formations and the several tree-capped islands near the shore draw the eye’s attention. Rather than carry heavy backpacks any farther, hikers can pick a campsite among the twisted spruce and shoulder-tall grass north of the trail. Then unburdened, they can head off with light daypacks for the one-mile trek of hopping tide pools and avoiding shifting rocks south to Wedding Rocks — named after a pictogram depicting a man and a woman with a sexual symbol of a bisected circle. The carvings are estimated to be 300 to 500 years old. Respect these historical and sacred artifacts, which predate European settlement in the Northwest. If the tide is low, continue along the surf. If the tide is high, use the steep but short signed trails that bound over rough headlands. Continue on wide beach and approach another spot that may require a headland detour if the surf is high. Continuing south, the going makes its laborious way across wave-tossed stone past a headland to Sand Point, where stately spires jut out of the sea. A circular sign just past the point marks the trailhead back to the ranger station. Reservations are required for overnight camping between May 1 and Sept. 30. For more information, phone Olympic National Park’s Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100.

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Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches

Numerous publications have listed Olympic National Park’s Shi Shi Beach as a top beach experience year after year for good reason. This wilderness beach offers breathtaking views of the Pacific and nearby Point of the Arches, excellent tide pools, spires, arches and more. The Shi Shi Beach Trail, a 3.3-mile trek from the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay to the beach, is the easiest way to reach the beach. Much of the trail is a boardwalk that meanders through lush forests, but other sections of the trail can be very muddy, especially after a heavy rain. As the trail winds closer to the ocean, take note of sheer and unmarked cliffs and keep children close. Caution should be used when walking down the steep 150-foot bluff that leads to the beach. Take advantage of safety ropes and

Point of the Arches Point of the Arches in about 2.3 miles. pay close attention to tree roots as you Photographers flock to Point of the descend to the beach. Arches and often camp for several days to A $10 Makah Recreation Permit is try to capture the beauty of the craggy sea required to use the trail. stacks at sunset and sunrise. Turn to Page 156 for permit details. Pay close attention to weather reports The Shi Shi Beach Trail is very popular and tides if planning to camp. during the summer months, especially Camping reservations are required from on weekends. May 1 through Sept. 30. Located south of Shi Shi Beach is the spectacular Point of the Arches — a mileFor hiking and camping information, long parade of rugged sea stacks. phone Olympic National Park’s Wilderness A long stretch of sandy beach leads to Information Center at 360-565-3100. SPRING/SUMMER 2016 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 161


Makah museum

Stop by the Makah Cultural and Research Center in Neah Bay for a glimpse into what life was like for the tribe 300 to 500 years ago. In 1970, tidal erosion uncovered an ancient whaling village at Ozette, parts of which had been covered by a mudslide hundreds of years ago. The artifacts now make up part of the exhibits at the museum, located on the left as you enter Neah Bay. Its Ozette collection is the largest archaeological collection of any U.S. tribe. On display are about 1 percent of the 55,000 artifacts recovered from Ozette, all

between 300-500 years old. Other items on display include artifacts from an archaeological dig at the Hoko River, west of Sekiu. The dig revealed a fishing camp nearly 3,000 years old and a rock shelter about 1,000 years old. The museum features illustrated displays with information on Makah history and a 26-foot-long skeleton of a 31-ton gray whale suspended over handcrafted cedar canoes. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information about the museum, phone 360-645-2711 or visit www.makahmuseum.com.

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Tide pool treasures

As coastal waters retreat, pools of sea water — tide pools — expose a variety of marine life. Purple, red or yellow starfish, crabs, sea snails, sea urchins, brittle stars, hard-shelled limpets, wolf eels and anemones are just some of the treasures that can be found in area tide pools. Here are a few rules to follow when visiting tide pools: o  While exploring, remember to watch your step. To avoid killing or harming organisms in tide pools, try to walk on sand or bare rocks and do not attempt to jump from rock to rock. o  Never try to pull or pry something out of a tide pool or off a rock. While some plants and wildlife in a tide pool can be gently touched keep in mind that these are living organisms. o  Never remove anything from a beach or tide pool. Everything within these pools exist as part of a very delicate ecosystem. Instead, only take photographs. o  Don’t leave behind anything that doesn’t belong on the beach including food, garbage and clothing. o  Check the tide schedule before heading out to explore, and keep an eye on water levels. Many rocks near pools can become submerged as the tide comes in. Recommendations for great tide pooling experiences include Ruby Beach and Beach Four in the Kalaloch area; Second Beach, Third Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall in the La Push/Mora area; Shi Shi Beach near Neah Bay; and Freshwater Bay and Salt Creek Recreation Area off Highway 112.

Counterclockwise from top: Low tide reveals a starfish at Second Beach in Olympic National Park. Anemones peek through sea grass at Shi Shi Beach. Urchins are common tide pool finds at Freshwater Bay.

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Beyond the Peninsula

After enjoying your visit to the North Olympic Peninsula it is easy to extend your travels to southern Washington and Oregon or even to travel to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. What may not be so easy is actually leaving behind the rugged Olympic Mountains, pristine Pacific Ocean beaches, quaint little seaside towns and the giant stands of old-growth trees that decorate the forest. Enjoy one last look at the beauty of the Peninsula as you make your way down Washington’s scenic coastline into Oregon. Or gaze at Port Angeles while aboard the ferry to Victoria, B.C. — a big city with a ton of British charm. Thanks for visiting, come back soon.

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and Pembroke. Food-fanciers should note that some of the finest bakeries in the world are found on Fort Street between Douglas and Blanshard. Authentic British and Irish pubs are a great way to take a break from shopping and walking. Old-fashioned London double-decker buses leave on tours from in front of the Empress Hotel for such attractions as the world-famous Butchart Gardens. The group of floral display gardens near Victoria receive close to a million visitors each year. Or, if you’re looking for a more romantic kind of transport, there are horse-drawn carriages available.

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The privately owned Black Ball Ferry Line operates the MV Coho, which takes passengers and vehicles between Port Angeles and Victoria daily. Crossing time takes about 90 minutes. Departures leave from the Port Angeles ferry landing, 101 E. Railroad Ave., and return from the Victoria ferry landing, 430 Belleville St. For schedule and fare details, contact Black Ball Ferry Line (360-457-4491, www.cohoferry.com).

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Counterclockwise from top: The MV Coho crosses the Strait of Juan de Fuca with Mount Baker in full view. The ferry offers service between Port Angeles and Victoria. Ferry passengers prepare to arrive in Victoria.

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All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who cross the international border must carry a valid passport or an accepted traveler program card to return to the United States via sea, including passengers aboard the ferry to the Port Angeles port of entry. Citizens of the United States and Canada will need to present one of the following if taking the ferry between the two countries: o  Passport, passport cards or trusted travel program cards (NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST). o  An enhanced driver’s license/ID card. o  U.S. military identification with military travel orders, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine ID document when traveling on official maritime business, or enhanced tribal cards. Peninsula visitors who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens will be required to have a passport and possibly a visa to enter the U.S. A permanent resident of the U.S. will be required to show his or her immigration “green card” at the ports of entry. All U.S. and Canadian citizens 15 and younger only need proof of their citizenship with an original or photocopy of a birth certificate or citizenship card. Groups of U.S. and Canadian citizen children 18 and younger, when traveling with a school or religious group, social organization or team, will be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship. Those with a criminal record — including a DUI — can be denied entry into Canada. There is a process for applying for a waiver. For details, visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection at www.cbp.gov and Canadian Border Services at www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.


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Victoria’s Chinatown, founded in 1858, is the oldest and most intact such district in Canada. If you begin exploring Chinatown from Government Street, you’ll pass under the Gate of Harmonious Interest. The gate is made of Taiwanese ceramic tiles and elaborate, decorative panels. Explore the shops and stands as you wander through narrow alleys like the historic Fan Tan Alley, which is only five feet wide and three stories tall.

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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria A bit farther from downtown, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., is a public art museum with almost 17,000 works of art. When it opened in 1951, the gallery exhibited art in the historic Spencer Mansion.

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The Butchart Gardens

What started as a sweet pea and a single rose in 1904 has blossomed into The Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre cascade of color that overwhelms the senses. More than 1,000 varieties of flowers can be enjoyed during a stroll through the gardens, but allow yourself plenty of time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one visit can take several hours to properly enjoy the gardens. The former cement factory and quarry site at Tod Inlet can be reached by taking the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, then traveling 12 miles north by bus or car. Transit and tour buses are found just east of the Victoria ferry landing. Butchart is really a series of gardens, each with a distinct flair. Full-time, year-round gardeners are constantly planting different flowers, which are identified in a published flower guide noting different flowers by common names written in several languages. The gardens keep with the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays. For more information, phone 866-6524422 or visit www.butchartgardens.com.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS There’s something happening on the North Olympic Peninsula throughout the year, but during the spring and summer the region plays host to a variety of well-known festivals and events. CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS May 28-29 — Brinnon ShrimpFest, a weekend-long festival in the heart of Brinnon celebrating Hood Canal spot shrimp and other local seafood. www.brinnonshrimpfest.org May 27-30 — Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, a Memorial Day weekend festival in Port Angeles featuring more

than 125 performances of music, dance and theater. Includes musical workshops, a street fair, public art and activities for children of all ages. www.jffa.org July 15-17 — Sequim Lavender Weekend, celebrating all things lavender, includes a street fair and tours of area lavender farms. www.lavender festival.org

Sept. 9-11— Wooden Boat Festival, 40th annual festival held at Hudson Point in Port Townsend. Event features hundreds of wooden boats, educational workshops, vendors and more. www.woodenboat.org Sept. 23-25 — Port Townsend Film Festival, a film lover’s block party celebrating great films and filmmakers.

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Selections range from independent documentaries to mainstream films. www.ptfilmfest.com Oct. 7-9 — Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, 15th annual festival encourages people to taste the bounty of the North Olympic Peninsula’s coast and farms. Includes vendors, music and more. Held at Port Angeles City Pier. www.crabfestival.org

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MAY PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, May to December; Wednesdays, June to September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays, May through September. Art Walk, multiple venues, first Saturday each month. Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Sundays, mid-May through October. Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival, multiple venues, May 16-22. Brinnon ShrimpFest, Yelvik General Store, May 28-29. Port Townsend Summer Band, American Legion, May 30. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, Saturdays, through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Community Orchestra, James Center for Performing Arts, Tuesdays. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway pavilion, Saturday mornings. Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, multiple venues, May 27-30. Port Angeles Salmon Club Annual Halibut Derby, various locations, May 28-29. NORTH/WEST COAST Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Forks Visitor Information Center, Wednesdays, May 2-Sept. 7. Forks Open Aire Market, across from airport, Saturdays, mid-May through Oct. 1. Sekiu Airport Fly-In and lunch, May 28.

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, May to December; Wednesdays, June to September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays, May through September. Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Sundays, through October.

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Art Walk, multiple venues, first Saturday each month. 34th annual Classic Mariners’ Regatta, Port Townsend Bay, June 3-5. 37th annual Chili Cook-off, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, June 5. Taste of Port Townsend, multiple venues, June 9. 5th annual Steampunk Festival, downtown Port Townsend, June 10-13. Pocket Yacht Palooza, Northwest Maritime Center, June 11. Into the Mystic Psychic Faire, Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, June 17-18. Secret Garden Tour, Master Gardeners, June 18. Rakers Car Show, Memorial Field, June 18. Annual Longest Day of Trails, Larry Scott Trail, Port Townsend, June 22. 2nd Race to Alaska kick-off, Port Townsend Bay, June 23. Free Fridays at the Fort concert, Fort Worden State Park, June 24. Rat Island Regatta, Fort Worden State Park, June 25. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Chetzemoka Park, June 26. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, Saturdays, through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Community Orchestra, James Center for Performing Arts, Tuesdays. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club, agility rally, Carrie Blake Park, June 3-5. North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half Marathon, from Sequim to Port Angeles, June 4-5. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts, June 12. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway pavilion, Saturday mornings. Second Weekend Art Walk, downtown, second Friday of every month. North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half-Marathon, from Blyn to Port Angeles, June 4-5. Smoked Salmon Slowpitch Softball Tournament, Shane Park, June 4-5. Concerts on the Pier, Port Angeles City Pier, Wednesdays, starting June 22. Petals and Pathways Home Garden Tour, various locations, June 25.

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FORKS/WEST END Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Forks Visitor Information Center, Wednesdays, through Sept. 7. Forks Open Aire Market, across from airport, Saturdays, through Oct. 1. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, June 18-19. Sixth annual Tod Horton Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament, Tillicum Park, Forks, June 18-19.

JULY

PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, May to December; Wednesdays, June to September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays, May through September. Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Sundays, mid-May through October. Art Walk, multiple venues, first Saturday each month. Free Fridays at the Fort concerts, Fort Worden State Park, July 1, 9, 15, 22, 29. Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Fort Worden State Park, July 3-9. Old Fashioned 4th of July and Fiddles on the Fourth, Fort Worden State Park. Port Townsend Summer Band, Independence Day Concert, Port Townsend American Legion Hall, July 4. Fiddle Grand Finale, McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park, July 8-9. Concerts on the Dock, Pope Marine Plaza, Thursday evenings, July 14 through Sept. 1. Relay for Life, H.J. Carroll Park, Chimacum, July 16. Olympic Music Festival’s Opening Celebration, Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden State Park, July 16-17. Edensaw Brewfest, Port Townsend Brewing Company, July 23. Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend, Fort Worden State Park, July 24-31. Jazz in the Clubs, multiple venues, July 28-30. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Chetzemoka Park, July 31. Port Ludlow Festival by the Bay, Port Ludlow Marina, July 29-31. Port Ludlow Festival by the Bay Golf Tournament, July 29. Annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous, Fort Worden State Park, July 29-31.


Centrum’s Acoustic Blues Festival, Fort Worden State Park, July 31-Aug. 7. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, Saturdays, through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Community Orchestra, James Center for Performing Arts, Tuesdays. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Fourth of July Concert in the Park, Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts. Art Jam, July 15-17, Rock Hollow Barn. Annual Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 15-17. Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Sequim High School football fields, July 29-31. Strait Stamp Show, Masonic Lodge, July 30. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway pavilion, Saturday mornings. Second Weekend Art Walk, downtown, second Friday of every month. Concerts on the Pier, Port Angeles City Pier, Wednesdays. Wilder Firecracker Baseball Tournament, June 30-July 3. Fourth of July Celebration, downtown parade, music, food and fireworks at City Pier and Hollywood Beach, July 4. Old-Timers Car Show, downtown, July 8. Run A Muck, Extreme Sports Park, July 9. American Sprint Boat Racing, Extreme Sports Park, July 30. FORKS/WEST END Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Forks Visitor Information Center, Wednesdays, through Sept. 7. Forks Open Aire Market, across from airport, Saturdays, through Oct. 1. Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July, multiple venues, July 1-4. Quileute Days, La Push, July 15-17. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, July 16-17. 26th annual Fred Orr Scholarship Co-ed Softball Tourney, July 30-31. NORTH/WEST COAST Clallam-Sekiu Fun Days, multiple venues, July 8-10.

AUGUST PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, May to December; Wednesdays, June to September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays, May through September. Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Sundays, through October. Art Walk, multiple venues, first Saturday each month. Concerts on the Dock, Pope Marine Plaza, Thursday evenings, through Sept. 1. Blues in the Clubs, multiple venues in Port Townsend, Aug. 5-6. Acoustic Blues Showcase, McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park, Aug. 6. Annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous, Fort Worden State Park, Aug. 6-7. Summer Cider Day, Northwest Maritime Center, Aug. 7. 8th annual Wine, Beer, Cider & Spirits Tasting Gala Fundraiser, Quilcene Historical Museum’s Linger Longer Stage, Aug. 12. 80th annual Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Aug. 12-14. Olympic Music Festival, Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden State Park, Aug. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28. 26th annual Uptown Street Fair/ Crafts Fair, Aug. 20. Kiwanis Classic Car Show, Memorial Field, Port Townsend, Aug. 20. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Port Townsend Community Center, Aug. 20. 4th annual All-County Picnic, H.J. Carroll Park, Chimacum, Aug. 21. Art Port Townsend Studio Tour, multiple venues, Aug. 27-28. Port Townsend Summer Band, Chetzemoka Park, Aug. 28. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, Saturdays, through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Community Orchestra, James Center for Performing Arts, Tuesdays. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Tour de Lavender, various locations, Aug. 6-7.

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Relay for Life, Carrie Blake Park, Aug. 13. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 21. Air Affaire, Sequim Valley Airport, Aug. 27-28. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway pavilion, Saturday mornings. Second Weekend Art Walk, downtown, second Friday of every month. Concerts on the Pier, Port Angeles City Pier, Wednesdays. 34th annual Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, Joyce, Aug. 6. Ride the Hurricane, bicycle to Hurricane Ridge, Aug. 7. Clallam County Fair, Clallam County Fairgrounds, Aug. 18-21. Still Playin’ Softball Tournament, multiple venues, Aug. 20-21. Paint the Peninsula, multiple venues, Aug. 21-28. FORKS/WEST END Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Forks Visitor Information Center, Wednesdays, through Sept. 7. Forks Open Aire Market, across from airport, Saturdays, through Oct. 1. American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Forks High School, Aug. 5-6. Rainforest Run, Tillicum Park, Forks, motorcycles, Aug. 19-21. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, Aug. 20-21. Hot Thunder Nite, Forks Municipal Airport, Aug. 27. NORTH/WEST COAST Makah Days, Neah Bay, Aug. 26-28.

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, May to December; Wednesdays, June to September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays, through September. Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Sundays, through October. Art Walk, multiple venues, first Saturday each month. Concerts on the Dock, Pope Marine Plaza, Thursday evenings, through Sept. 1. 39th annual Wooden Boat Festival, Point Hudson in Port Townsend, Sept. 9-11.

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42nd annual Crafts by the Dock, Madison Street and Civic Plaza, Sept. 10-11. Quilcene Fair and Parade and Classic Car Show, Quilcene/Brinnon, Sept. 17. 14th annual Jefferson County Farm Tour, multiple venues, Sept. 17-18. Port Townsend Film Festival, multiple venues, Sept. 23-25. Quilcene Oyster Half Marathon, East Quilcene Road, Sept. 24. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, Saturdays, through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Community Orchestra, James Center for Performing Arts, Tuesdays. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 18. 17th annual Dungeness River Festival, Railroad Bridge Park, Sept. 23-24. Port Angeles Symphony/Sequim Pops & Picnic Concert, Sequim Boys & Girls Club, Sept. 30. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway pavilion, Saturday mornings. Second Weekend Art Walk, downtown, second Friday of every month. Concerts on the Pier, Port Angeles City Pier, Wednesdays. American Sprint Boat Racing, Extreme Sports Park, Sept. 10.

Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival, downtown, Sept. 24-25. FORKS/WEST END Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Forks Visitor Information Center, Wednesdays, through Sept. 7. Forks Open Aire Market, across from airport, Saturdays, through Oct. 1. Forever Twilight in Forks, multiple venues, Sept. 7-11. 29th annual West End Invitational Co-ed Softball Tournament, Tillicum Park, Forks, Sept. 10-11. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, Sept. 17 -18.

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, through December. Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Sundays, through October. Chimacum Farmers Market, every Sunday, through October. Art Walk, multiple venues, first Saturday each month. 34th annual Port Townsend Kinetic Skulpture Race, multiple venues, Oct. 1-2. Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night Out, multiple venues, Port Townsend, Oct. 6. Nordland Harvest Festival, Nordland General Store, Oct. 9-16. Scandia Fall Festival, Blue Heron School, Port Townsend, Oct. 15.

SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, Saturdays, through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Community Orchestra, James Center for Performing Arts, Tuesdays. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Oct. 1-2. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Sequim Worship Center, 640 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, Oct. 15. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway pavilion, Saturday mornings. Second Weekend Art Walk, downtown, second Friday of every month. Port Angeles Symphony/Port Angeles Pops & Picnic, Vern Burton Community Center, Oct. 1. Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, Port Angeles City Pier, Oct. 7-9. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., Port Angeles, Oct. 14. FORKS/WEST END La Push Last Chance Salmon Derby, Quileute Marina, Oct. 1-2. Hickory Shirt/Heritage Days, multiple venues, Forks, Oct. 5-9. Fish N Brew, Rainforest Arts Center, Forks, Oct. 8.


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92nd ANNUAL

MAKAH DAYS NEAH BAY

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Aug 26-28, 2016

Jaylin Jimmicum-Garcia Makah Days Queen

“Honoring Our Grandmothers”

Join us for a multitude of activities which honor our ancient Makah customs & traditions and commemorate the history of our Tribe Fri., Sat., Sun

Grand Parade & Flag-Raising

Saturday morning

Traditional Canoe Racing

Fri., Sat., Sun

Traditional Dances - Youth

Sat. (after parade)

Slahal Tournament

Fri., Sat., Sun.

Traditional Dances - Adult

Saturday evening

Talent Show

Friday evening

Traditional Salmon Bake

Sat., Sun. afternoon

Royalty Coronation

Friday evening

Youth Field Competitions

Fri., Sat.. afternoon

Fireworks Extravaganza

Friday evening

Bahokus Peak Challenge

Sunday Morning

Modern Dance

Fri., Sat. evening

Softball Tournament

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facebook.com/makah.days or go to www.makah.com

Contact Alana Claplanhoo, Makah Days Chairperson • 360-645-2201 alana.claplanhoo@makah.com

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